28 April 2023 - Jerry Springer, American host of confrontational talk show, dies at 76
Jerry Springer, former Cincinnati mayor and talk show host, dead at 79
Lisa Respers France and Marianne Garvey (CNN, 27/04/2023)
Jerry Springer, the former Cincinnati mayor and and long time TV host whose tabloid talk show was known for outrageous arguments, thrown chairs and physical confrontations between sparring couples and homewreckers, has died, a family spokesperson said Thursday. Springer was 79.
“Jerry’s ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried whether that was politics, broadcasting or just joking with people on the street who wanted a photo or a word,” Jene Galvin, a lifelong friend and spokesman for the family, said in a statement.
Jerry Springer, American Ringmaster
James Poniewozik (The New York Times, 27/04/2023)
America’s populace can be its most powerful force and its most terrifying danger. You can find evidence of this in political-science texts or op-ed pages or histories of the Andrew Jackson administration. Or you could have watched cultural populism play out on “The Jerry Springer Show,” weekdays from 1991 to 2018.
Some key moments from Jerry Springer's life and career
(ABC News, 27/04/2023)
The long-time talk show host, who served as Cincinnati mayor for a brief time in the 1970s, died at age 79.
Jerry Springer Says His Show Helped People Accept Donald Trump
Xander Landen (Newsweek, 09/04/2022)
Jerry Springer said his talk show helped people accept someone like former President Donald Trump, arguing there are similarities between the ex-chief executive and his guests.
Springer's comments were made during The Dean Obeidallah Show on Thursday. During the show, Obeidallah asked Springer: "Do you see a connection, do you see a line between the success of The Jerry Springer Show...and the way people look at TV, and what people let people get away with...Do you think it contributed to people accepting someone like Donald Trump?"