MTV's The Real World and the rise of reality TV | 15

History of the 90s

20-04-2022 • 34 mins

In the early 1990s reality TV as we know it today didn’t yet exist. Then everything changed when a cable channel known for music videos put cameras inside a New York loft with 7 strangers. The Real World which premiered on MTV in 1992 set the stage for the scores of reality shows we are all familiar with now, everything from The Osbournes & The Hills to Survivor and just about everything on Bravo. On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the groundbreaking show and the rise of reality TV. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca Newsletter: http://historyofthe90s.substack.com  Guest: Professor Danielle J. Lindemann, author of True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us Twitter: @djlindee https://daniellelindemann.com For exclusive bonus content subscribe to History of the 90s Patreon page.: https://patreon.com/historyofthe90s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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