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Reality Television 1

Reality Television 1






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    Reality Television 1 Reality Television 1 Presentation Transcript

    • The Evolution of Reality Television Reality Television
    • What is Reality Television?
      • Reality Television is a genre of television programming in which real life people are followed in a situation, game, etc.  
    • History of Reality Television
      • 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.
      • Allen Funt started this reality genre on a radio station that he was broadcasting from while he was in the service.
    • The First Reality Television Show: Candid Camera
      • 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.
      • The famous tagline said on the show, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!”, is universally known.
    • The First Reality Television Show Series: An American Family
      • On Thursday, January 11, 1973, the first reality television show, An American Family, aired on PBS.
      • The 12 hour documentary in the day to day life for seven months in the William C. Loud family.
    • COPS
      • COPS is an American Reality television series that has been running since 1989 and it has aired more than 700 episodes.
      • The show follows police officers, constables and sheriff’s deputies during patrols and other police activities.
    • MTV’s Real World
      • 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.
      • They are currently on their 20 th season which is located in Hollywood.
    • Current Day Reality Television
      • On television today, there are over a hundred different reality television shows.
      • There are at least two television stations that are fully devoted to reality television