This Is Your Life was created by Ralph Edwards and debuted on American radio in 1948. It was the very first reality show.

It came to life after the US Government asked Ralph to do something to help returning World War II veterans, especially wounded servicemen and women, coming home to a new and different life.

Ralph's ingenious solution was to pay tribute to these returning heroes and create a voice for all veterans.
This Is Your Life soon moved to TV and, now, over 50 years later, keeps to its roots. The show is on throughout the world honouring not only celebrities but deserving civilians, unknown heroes and national treasures.
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