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Art Bell Vault: Reality TV

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Our newest feature for Coast Insiders, The Art Bell Vault, offers an expanding curated collection with two vintage shows added to the mix each Wednesday. This week's programs are a fascinating snapshot in time as they explore what was then a radical new form of entertainment: reality television. First, we journey back to 3/1/2001 for an episode in which Art was joined by Survivor creator Mark Burnett, who detailed how the groundbreaking competition show was created. Later in the program, Art talked to writer Howard Rheingold about how technology and communication were converging at a rapid pace and, in a remarkably prescient observation, everyone would be connected by way of mobile devices 'someday in the future.'

Next, we highlight a program from November 20th, 2002 wherein Art first talked to Brittany Petros, who was a cast member on the first season of the show Big Brother and provided behind-the-scenes insights on the experience. Then, TV producer Burt Kearns talked about the changing television landscape as an increasing number of outlets had begun to adopt the reality format which had become a bonafide craze at the time and is, in our modern era, now a staple of TV programming.

These vintage programs have commercials and breaks removed and are presented in multiple-platforms-- available on-demand for Mac, Windows, IOS, and Android. Many of them feature rare "5th" hours of content from back in the 90s when the show had a longer running time. We do include Art's beloved bumper music, which became such an indelible part of his program.

And for the true Art Bell fan, we offer different listening options to fine-tune your experience, such as guest only, and full show streams. Coast Insiders, we're very happy to bring this new offering to you at no additional charge to your subscription! We welcome your feedback.

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