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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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This Is Your Life is a reality documentary series broadcast on NBC-TV
from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer
Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host would surprise guests and then
proceed to take them through their lives in front of an audience that
included special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family.

Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted
a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s,
before his death in 2005.

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Ralph Livingstone Edwards
(June 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005)

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REALITY SHOW AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1979

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Original run on NBC: April 18, 1979 – July 4, 1984.

In its early seasons, Real People was NBC’s most popular series, often
scoring at the top of the ratings. It was a hit for the network at a time
when NBC was a distant third in the ratings with numerous flops.

Real People, a combination of comedy, reality and talk with regular
hosts that included Sarah Purcell, Byron Allen, John Barbour, Skip
Stephenson, Bill Rafferty, Mark Russell, Peter Billingsley and Fred
Willard.

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ERIK ESTRADA IS 66 TODAY

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Larry Wilcox (left) and co-star Erik Estrada

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Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is best known for his co-starring lead role in
the NBC television series CHiPs (1977-1983). Following the series, he
worked in real life as a deputy sheriff in Virginia. In more recent years,  
Estrada has made appearances in reality TV shows, commercials, and
infomercials.

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REALITY SHOW STAR HAS DEAD AT 49

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(Variety) – Roy Garber, star of A&E reality series “Shipping Wars,” died Friday 
from a massive heart attack.

Garber owned and operated Arbie’s Team Transport out of New Hampshire,
along with his son Travis, and was one of the show’s top earners.

“Shipping Wars” just wrapped its fifth season on Wednesday.

A&E’s website describes Garber as a “jack of-all-trades” as well as an avid
fisherman and master scuba diver.

“Shipping Wars,”  which debuted to 3 million viewers in Jan. 2012, is produced
for A&E by Megalomedia. 

The network could not be reached for comment.

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