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Real People and the Rise of Reality Television

Michael McKenna
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9781442250536 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781442250543 (ebook)
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Prologue: the cult of tv personality
  • 1979-80: the golden gut strikes again
  • 1980-81: branding a genre: non-fiction, actuality, reality!
  • 1981-82: whackos, freaks, eccentrics' God bless America
  • 1982-83: sliding down the tv food chain: syndicated reality
  • 1983-84: ebb tide
  • Epilogue from Real people to the real world, 1984-1992
  • Appendix I. Real people episode guide
  • Appendix II. List of reality shows, 1978-1992
  • Appendix III. Map of real people filming locations, 1979-1984.
Description
pages cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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