PBS will air a two-hour version of its groundbreaking 1973 reality series An American Family on July 7, the pubcaster announced today. The original 12-hour series, which centered on the Loud family from Santa Barbara, Calif., aired in 1973 but has not been seen nationally in more than 20 years. PBS said the edited An American Family: Anniversary Edition “provides provides a fresh perspective to viewers who may have missed the original series airing nearly 40 years ago”; to further seek out new audiences, the two-hour version will stream on PBS’ Facebook page beginning June 27. The rebroadcast comes on the heels of HBO’s fictionalized account of the making of the series, Cinema Verite, which starred Tim Robbins, Diane Lane and James Gandolfini and aired back in April.
PBS To Air Anniversary Edition Of 'An American Family'
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