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.