The Enduring Power of Informericials In the fall of 1984, Herbalife aired the first infomercial on USA Network. Twenty years later, spray-on hair, grills named after boxers, and food dehydrators are part of the national conversation -- if not actually in American cupboards. What is the lasting impact of infomercials? Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Adweek magazine's Barbara Lippert.

The Enduring Power of Informericials

The Enduring Power of Informericials

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In the fall of 1984, Herbalife aired the first infomercial on USA Network. Twenty years later, spray-on hair, grills named after boxers, and food dehydrators are part of the national conversation — if not actually in American cupboards. What is the lasting impact of infomercials? Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Adweek magazine's Barbara Lippert.