John Barbour "the godfather of reality TV" created, co-hosted, co-produced, and wrote 'Real People' - the first reality show, which was number one on NBC for three years during the early 1980's.
Barbour moved to the United States in the early sixties. His comedy act, particularly his 1965 album, It's Tough to Be White, dealt in part with civil rights and black-white relations.
Barbour hosted the pilot for The Gong Show in the mid '70s, and was a regular panelist on the 1988 Canadian (US syndicated) version of Liar's Club.
Barbour portrayed game show host Harry Monte in a 1975 episode of Sanford and Son.
John Produced, Wrote, and Hosted 'Ernie Kovacs: TV's Original Genius,'for Showtime that aired later on PBS. At the time it was reviewed as 'the best documentary about a performer!'
He also directed and wrote the 1992 documentary The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes. This film covers the investigation of District Attorney Jim Garrison, who, after the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, decided to further investigate the official report given by the Warren Commission. The documentary hypothesizes connections between the assassination and the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and other organizations and foreign affairs issues. The film won an award in 1993 at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
BIO: I am Anadel Baughn Barbour, with 12 years of experience working with people in recovery from substances and negative behaviors. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and am [being certified as] a Sex Coach. My other modes of practice include Mindfulness Meditation, Level 2 Reike Healing, Narrative Therapy and I have some training in Hypnotherapy.
I chose Mental Health as a career due to my own struggles with addiction. The road of sobriety had many challenges and having overcome most of them, I wanted to help others. I chose to add Sex Coaching to my practice because the need is tremendous. Sex, sexuality and intimacy were areas that most people sought help for and which were sorely underrepresented in my Mental Health Training and Education. My own sex and intimacy concerns led me to find my own path to a healthy sexual ideal for myself. It was a tough journey. It was hard to find a therapist who dealt with normalizing sexual issues. Sexuality was ignored as a subject to embrace and improve upon if one wanted.
I finally found fulfillment doing my own work and research. Liberation from the bondage of confusion, shame and guilt about sex and sexuality was the result. I discovered just how normal I was and that I could live by my own values. I was able to take full ownership of my Powerful Sexual Energy. Having found a healthy attitude towards sex, my whole life changed, and I had a sense of well-being. I call my journey FLOW (Fulfillment, Liberation,
I would love to share it with everyone!