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Reality TV

'That's Incredible!' & 'Real People:' The Birth Of Real...

August 5, 2019

Two early-'80s TV shows -- That's Incredible! and Real People -- brought us oddballs and daredevils, and we've never really recovered. Reality TV's voyeurist...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA. Source: Getty/Bettmann In 1979 and 1980, a nation sat ...

Allen Funt's 'Candid Camera' Created Hidden Camera Pran...

January 18, 2018

Hidden camera or prank TV shows seem commonplace today, but Ashton Kutcher of Punk'd fame didn't invent them. Host Allen Funt's Candid Camera did -- over 70 ...