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A Final Word From Lance Loud

Before Survivor and The Real World, reality television began on public TV back in 1973 with the Loud family. The star of the series, An American Family, was 19-year-old Lance, the first openly gay person on TV. Before he died last year, Lance Loud helped the documentary producers create a final chapter for the series. NPR's Susan Stone reports.

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Susan Stone
Susan Stone is a contributing reporter/producer for NPR based in Berlin, Germany. Before relocating to Germany for a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in 2005, she was a producer, editor, reporter and director at NPR’s headquarters in Washington for 10 years. Most recently, Stone was a producer and director for the weekend editions of NPR's award-winning news magazine All Things Considered, where she created a signature monthly music feature for the show.