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An American Family (tv program)

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  • TV Review: 'Chrisley Knows Best'

    As intriguing in the details as it is uncomfortable to watch, "Chrisley Knows Best," a self-consciously sitcom-like reality show, initially seems to be just another knockoff designed to cash in on the "Duck Dynasty" demo. Cut through the deep-fried window dressing, though, and this USA series is almost entirely devoted to its subtext, intended to elicit sniggering regarding that which goes unsaid about the show's wealthy father of five, whom his son-in-law understatedly dubs "flamboyant." Played as epic farce, the skein should have a disparate range of appeal, but let's hope the Chrisleys don't mind being laughed at, not with.
  • 56 Up: The Latest Installment in a Long-Running Documentary Series Plays at Real Art Ways

    56 Up: The Latest Installment in a Long-Running Documentary Series Plays at Real Art Ways
    56 Up At Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org   Time does a number on us. Skin wrinkles. Faces fill out. Chins multiply. Hairlines recede. Teeth yellow (or fall out). Bellies expand. Shapes shift, settle or vanish. That's just...

    PBS revisits 'An American Family' with condensation of original series

    Viewers who tuned in to PBS' "An American Family" in early 1973 bore witness to a piece of television history: the first "reality" series that featured TV's first gay character as well as a marriage on the rocks. Now, nearly 40 years later, PBS...

    The Loud Family, Seven Years After TV Series

     
    Jan. 6, 1980: Years before there was MTV’s “The Real World” (or MTV, for that matter), there was Craig Gilbert’s “An American Family,” the story of the Loud family of Santa Barbara, which aired on PBS in 12 one-hour episodes...

    'Cinema Verite' premiere: Diane Lane, James Gandolfini go back to the '70s for HBO

     
    Diane Lane and James Gandolfini appear at HBO's 'Cinema Verite' premiere