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Reality Television 1

  1. 1. The Evolution of Reality Television Reality Television
  2. 2. What is Reality Television? <ul><li>Reality Television is a genre of television programming in which real life people are followed in a situation, game, etc.   </li></ul>
  3. 3. History of Reality Television <ul><li>Even though Reality Television just recently became popular among the society, Reality Television has been around since the beginning of television and even before that. </li></ul><ul><li>Allen Funt started this reality genre on a radio station that he was broadcasting from while he was in the service. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The First Reality Television Show: Candid Camera <ul><li>Based off of his radio show “Candid Microphone”, Allen Funt started a show that uses a hidden camera to capture the reactions of ordinary people to extraordinary, and even bizarre, situations. </li></ul><ul><li>The famous tagline said on the show, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!”, is universally known. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The First Reality Television Show Series: An American Family <ul><li>On Thursday, January 11, 1973, the first reality television show, An American Family, aired on PBS. </li></ul><ul><li>The 12 hour documentary in the day to day life for seven months in the William C. Loud family. </li></ul>
  6. 6. COPS <ul><li>COPS is an American Reality television series that has been running since 1989 and it has aired more than 700 episodes. </li></ul><ul><li>The show follows police officers, constables and sheriff’s deputies during patrols and other police activities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. MTV’s Real World <ul><li>One of today’s more popular reality television shows, the Real World, is a show that puts a group of strangers in a house together. There is plenty of drama and fights during the course of the show. </li></ul><ul><li>They are currently on their 20 th season which is located in Hollywood. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current Day Reality Television <ul><li>On television today, there are over a hundred different reality television shows. </li></ul><ul><li>There are at least two television stations that are fully devoted to reality television </li></ul>

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