Amazing Race, The


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The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Pit Stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming in last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg. Contestants travel to and within multiple countries in a variety of transportation modes, including airplanes, hot air balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, cars, jeepneys, trains, buses, boats, and by foot. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task, either together or by a single member. These challenges are related in some manner to the country wherein they are located or its culture. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left; at that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize.

Created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, the original series has aired in the United States since 2001 and has earned thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards, including every award from 2003 to 2012 for "Outstanding Reality-Competition Program", except in 2010 and 2013, when Top Chef and The Voice won the awards, respectively. Emmy-award-winning New Zealand television personality, Phil Keoghan, has been the host of the U.S. version of the show since its inception. The show has branched out to include a number of international versions following a similar format.

Highlights
Elise Doganieri on coming up with the idea for The Amazing Race and how it changed longform storytelling
06:07
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on coming up with The Amazing Race show title
05:10
Who talked about this show

Elise Doganieri

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Elise Doganieri on coming up with the idea for The Amazing Race and how it changed longform storytelling
06:18
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on the importance of casting on The Amazing Race' s and why people want to be on it
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on coming up with The Amazing Race show title
05:10
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on what they each contribute to The Amazing Race and on why the show is compelling to viewers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on why they believe The Amazing Race is compelling to viewers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on how The Amazing Race has changed the perception of America to the world; and altered American's views of other countries
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on the format of The Amazing Race: on why the participants must know each other before the show; on what it is like filming the show
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on the biggest challenges in filming and producing The Amazing Race; on  unexpected complications with flights and other complications; on the crew and contestants not sleeping
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on The Amazing Race premiere one week before 9/11; how 9/11 impacted the show
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on choosing locations for The Amazing Race  and scouting in foreign countries
Elise Doganieri and Bertram Van Munster on The Amazing Race' s host Phil Keoghan; on how his role is different from other reality show hosts
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the "Pit Stop" on The Amazing Race; on rules for crew and staff
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the post-production on The Amazing Race and the role of writers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on how clues are given on The Amazing Race; on what contestants are given and what they can/cannot use on the show 

Lisa Kudrow

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Lisa Kudrow on how The Amazing Race inspired her show The Comeback as well as other reality shows

Bertram Van Munster

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Elise Doganieri on coming up with the idea for The Amazing Race and how it changed longform storytelling
06:07
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on coming up with The Amazing Race show title
05:10
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on how The Amazing Race has changed the perception of America to the world; and altered American's views of other countries
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on what they each contribute to The Amazing Race and on why the show is compelling to viewers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on why they believe The Amazing Race is compelling to viewers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the format of The Amazing Race: on why the participants must know each other before the show; on what it is like filming the show
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the biggest challenges in filming and producing The Amazing Race; on  unexpected complications with flights and other complications; on the crew and contestants not sleeping
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on The Amazing Race premiere one week before 9/11; how 9/11 impacted the show
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on choosing locations for The Amazing Race  and scouting in foreign countries
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on The Amazing Race' s host Phil Keoghan; on how his role is different from other reality show hosts
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the importance of casting on The Amazing Race' s and why people want to be on it
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the "Pit Stop" on The Amazing Race; on rules for crew and staff
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on the post-production on The Amazing Race and the role of writers
Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster on how clues are given on The Amazing Race; on what contestants are given and what they can/cannot use on the show 

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