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PBS considering revisiting ‘An American Family’

The AP reports that PBS is considering looking into ways to revisit groundbreaking documentary An American Family.
January 10, 2011

The AP reports that PBS is considering looking into ways to revisit the groundbreaking documentary An American Family, credited as the first reality TV show. Opportunities to release the series as a DVD or highlight some of the episodes on air and stream the rest on the web could coincide with the upcoming HBO drama, Cinema Verite, starring Diane Lane and Tim Robbins as the Loud couple, who let PBS cameras into their lives in 1973.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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