Real People is an NBC reality television series that aired from April 18, 1979 to
July 4,1984, on Wednesday and then Sunday nights. Its initial episodes aired
live in the Eastern and Central Time Zones.Real People had the format of a
comedy talk show taped in front of a large studio audience. Each segment
featured a news report consisting of visits to people with unique occupations
or hobbies, occasionally bringing some of them in-studio to interact with the
audience. In its early seasons, Real People was NBC’s most popular series.