Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9, 1948: This is Your Life: the ancestor of today’s reality TV show

November 9, 1948: This is Your Life, presented by Ralph Edwards, was transmitted on NBC for the first time on this date. The show made its way to TV after only two years of its broadcast.

This is Your Life became a successful show both in the radio and in the big screen. This show was revived several timesAlso, it aired with different versions and was remade in different countries including Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.

The premise of the show involved surprising a guest by “traveling their lives” in front of the audience.  The guest was walked through a biography of their life by the host.  The show is said to be the foundation of today’s “reality TV show.”

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