Sunday, March 6, 2011

This Is Your American Life

Oh You Shouldn't Have | This American Life:

Allison Silverman reports on This Is Your Life, a show from the 1950s where unsuspecting—and often famous—audience members would have their biographies created on the spot for 40 million viewers. But is that really a present you'd want to receive? Allison is an Emmy Award-winning writer who has worked on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. (20 minutes)
This American Life looks back at This Is Your Life. Reality TV was controversial then, as well; however, listening to the highlighted segments is almost harrowing, and the contrast to the vapidity of the current state of  reality TV is stark. 
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