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.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.