Early this fall, the international community mourned the premature loss
of animal expert and conservationist Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile
Hunter.” The world was stunned and the outpouring of condolences was
immeasurable. Irwin touched so many lives – adults and children alike -
and his impact on conservation efforts worldwide will last for years to
Terri Irwin tells "Access Hollywood’s" Nancy O’Dell that the last
existing video of her husband’s death has now been destroyed. The
interview with Irwin and her children, Bindi and Bob airs on "Access
Hollywood," Thursday, January 11, 2007 through Monday, January 15, 2007.
There is reality television, and then there is reality television. While we thrill to the exploits of everyday people living on an island with snakes and rats, the reality is that for the most part those survivors are kept out of harm’s way. Sure, every once in awhile, someone might get stung by a jellyfish, bitten by a baby shark, or fall face first into a campfire, but they aren’t jumping on the backs of crocodiles or playing with poisonous snakes. Steve Irwin, a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter, starred in what was by all definitions “reality” television.