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Chapter 6 Some of the first An American Family (1973): shot in 1971 and aired on PBS The real world (1992) Explosion- survivor and American idol Types of reality tv: Special living environment: celebrities, professional activities Elimination/game shows: dating-based, job search, fear centric, sports Self improvement/makeover Renovation Social experiments Dating shows Talk shows Hidden cameras Pranks/hoaxes Public Televison PBS: Sesame Street, documentaries, all that is educational The decline of the networks technology: Satellite transmission of cable: a series of moves by the FCC sprang cable loose in 1972 Home video: video recorders enabled viewers to tape-record tv programs and paly back later (time shifting trend) Digital technology- changed experiences of tv with downloading/streaming Government regulations restrict network control: FCC take actions on their profits and programming Emerging networks: the fox network launched in 1985, targeted both young and
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