Review: What’s Real and What’s Not About Reality TV? That’s One of the Questions Addressed in HBO’s Remarkable New Docudrama ‘Cinema Verite,’ Which Features a Stellar Cast: James Gandolfini, Tim Robbins and Diane Lane

Apr 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Long considered the antecedent of what we today call reality TV is a truly landmark series broadcast on PBS in 1973 called "An American Family."

This weekend HBO shows a remarkable docudrama about that series. The HBO movie, "Cinema Verite," stars James Gandolfini, Tim Robbins and Diane Lane.

David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle, in a guest blog for TVWeek’s Open Mic department, writes an insightful review of the program, explaining why he thinks it’s outstanding, thought-provoking TV. Please click here to read his astute critique

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