Why America's Funniest Home Videos Lives On
For years after 1989, when the first episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos, aka AFV, aired in prime time on ABC, creator Vin Di Bona trained millions of amateur videographers to mail him their best material. Thanks in part to the ceaseless influx of submissions, AFV grew into a major entertainment franchise, and Di Bona became gatekeeper of the nation’s backyard bloopers, silly pet videos, and funny clips of octogenarians losing their dentures.
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