Anyone interested in Reality TV should check out HBO's 'Cinema Verite', which is a movie starring Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini, and is currently airing this month.
The movie goes behind the making of THE original reality show series, 'An American family' which aired on PBS in 1973 [some of you may remember it when it aired ]. Significant because it contained TV's very first gay character [son Lance Loud].
Perhaps in this age of cynicism, it wouldn't mean anything, but its historically significant. It rankled the feathers of the public back in the early 1970s, and still drew millions of viewers to PBS
Check it out...