The Jerry Springer Show

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Rachelle Wilkos, Richard Dominick (April 1994–Summer 2008)

Stamford Media Center in Stamford, Connecticut (2009–present)[1] NBC Tower, Chicago (Fall 1992–Spring 2009)

The Jerry Springer Show is a syndicated television tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician, broadcast in the United States and other countries.[2] It is videotaped at the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, Connecticut[1] and is distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution, although it is not currently broadcast on any NBC-owned stations.

The Jerry Springer Show is ostensibly a talk show where troubled or dysfunctional families come to discuss their problems before a studio audience so that the audience or host can offer suggestions on what can be done to resolve their situations. In actuality, the show has come to epitomize the so-called "trash TV talk show",[2] as each episode of the show focuses on topics such as adultery, zoophilia,[3] divorce, homophobia, incest, infidelity, pedophilia, pornography, prostitution, racism, strange fetishes, dwarfism, or transvestism, which frequently result in fighting between guests. At one point, the show proudly boasted that it was voted the "Worst TV Show Ever" by TV Guide magazine. The show also bragged to be "an hour of your life you'll never get back". The Jerry Springer Show has received widespread criticism and caused many controversies for a variety of reasons including its elements of prurience, foul language and the exploitation of the vulnerable.[4]

On October 25, 2010, it was announced that Springer was picked up by NBC Universal through the 2013-14 season.[5]


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