An American Family (TV Guide - January 6 - 12, 1973)

Though MTV's The Real World is largely credited with launching the current plague of reality shows on TV, the very first reality show was actually An American Family, produced and aired by the Public Broadcasting System. And though it did not contain contrived situations like many of today's shows, there were accusations that the producer tried to instigate drama, and that the editing deliberately emphasized the negative.

An American Family (TV Guide - 1973)
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