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An American Family

An American Family
AN AMERICAN FAMILY, a 12-hour documentary series, premiered in 1973; every week an audience of 10 million viewers watched the unfolding real-life drama of the William C. Loud family of Santa Barbara, California. This program is a rebroadcast of episode two, in which Pat Loud visits her son Lance in New York City, where he is living. "TV Guide" recently acknowledged AN AMERICAN FAMILY as the first reality television series and named it among "The 50 Greatest Shows of All Time" in the 50th anniversary issue. Lance, the eldest son of the family, was the first real homosexual person to appear on television as an integral member of American family life.

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Revisit the Loud Family Air date: 07-07-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2045835722/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Revisit the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California, in this two-hour compilation of the ground-breaking '70s series that chronicled the lives of Pat and Bill Loud and their five children Lance, Delilah, Grant, Kevin and Michele Loud. /episodes/get/5115 /episode/5115 An American Family: Revisit the Loud Family /episode-player/5115
Reflections on the Making of the Series Air date: 07-07-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2046447195/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A 1973 panel discusses the program, and in 2011 WNET VP of Programming, Stephen Segaller, interviews the team behind the program. /episodes/get/5114 /episode/5114 An American Family: Reflections on the Making of the Series /episode-player/5114
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Revisit the Loud Family
Revisit the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California, in this two-hour compilation of the ground-breaking '70s series that chronicled the lives of Pat and Bill Loud and their five children Lance, Delilah, Grant, Kevin and Michele Loud.
Air date: 07/07/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2045835722/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Revisit the Loud family of Santa Barbara, California, in this two-hour compilation of the ground-breaking '70s series that chronicled the lives of Pat and Bill Loud and their five children Lance, Delilah, Grant, Kevin and Michele Loud. /episodes/get/5115 /episode/5115 An American Family: Revisit the Loud Family /episode-player/5115
Reflections on the Making of the Series
A 1973 panel discusses the program, and in 2011 WNET VP of Programming, Stephen Segaller, interviews the team behind the program.
Air date: 07/07/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2046447195/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A 1973 panel discusses the program, and in 2011 WNET VP of Programming, Stephen Segaller, interviews the team behind the program. /episodes/get/5114 /episode/5114 An American Family: Reflections on the Making of the Series /episode-player/5114
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