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Craig Gilbert

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TV Executive

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He birthed the reality show genre.
    He disliked this moniker and would regularly insist that American Family was nothing like a reality show.
    His defense was that the show was neither scripted nor manipulated (which comes off as sounding even more exploitative).
    He often overstepped family boundaries with his show, causing a permanent rift within the Loud family.
    He insisted on filming Pat Loud asking husband Bill for a divorce, which even the film crew objected to.
    He and Pat Loud allegedly had an affair during filming, although both parties vehemently denied this.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He served in the Navy in the early 1950s.
    He worked as a production assistant on instructional films and 'March of Time' newsreels.
    His early documentary work included films on Margaret Mead and Christy Brown.
    'American Family' drew in 10 million viewers - a huge audience for a PBS show.
    Despite its success, he never worked on a major television project after 'American Family.'
    He spent his last years living alone in an apartment, relying on money he had inherited from his parents.

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying