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HBO’s Cinema Verite Chronicles the Inadvertent Birth of Reality TV!

Cinema Verite

Way back in the olden days of 1973 [I know!] PBS picked up a series that dealt with the lives of an American family – the bluntly titled An American Family. The twelve-hour documentary series catapulted the Loud family to national prominence – and millions watched as the family promptly disintegrated before their eyes.

HBO’s Cinema Verite [tonight, 9/8C] is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of ‘An American Family’ – the first real reality TV series, and the probably the last to be truly real. Check out the trailer following the jump.

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