The earliest reality broadcasting

CBS won’t be the only network experimenting with Realism Programs. NBC has a full slate of the revolutionary new programming planned, highlighted by Crooning With the Stars, Celebrity Hooverville, and New Deal or No New Deal. In that last show, contestants match wits with host Eddie Cantor for the right to receive government contracts handed out by a shadowy government figure — rumored to be Eleanor Roosevelt herself!

— "'Realism Programs' Turn Radio On Its Ear" from Radeeo, the April Fools edition of TeeVee