Star of the hit talk show ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ for 27 years, the star presenter has died at the age of 79.
The American audiovisual landscape is in mourning. Jerry Springer, star presenter of the “Jerry Springer Show”, a bi-weekly show that aired from September 1991 to July 2018 on the NBC network, died this Thursday, April 27, 2023 at the age of 79, from cancer. A bit early, some would say. What a wonderful adventure others will say! For what? For 27 consecutive years, the good man has very largely participated in the heyday of popular American television with a talk show whose guests came to publicly expose their problems with all that the concept offered of intrusive, put***ier or moralistic .
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A concept all the more appreciated that each episode, by the choice of its witnesses, made it possible to broaden the debate to questions of society also a matter of controversy on the Ku Klux Klan, carrying weapons, abortion, discrimination of all kinds, adultery, adolescence, the American dream, drugs, religions, ****sexuality, and many others, some considered downright deviant. The shows often ended in fights, mud wrestling or buns. Critics rained down. Complaints too.
Most judged without follow-up, so popular was the character. Popular like a TV star in the 1990s and 2000s. Popular like a former big-city mayor – Cincinnati, Ohio, 300,000. Popular like a politician, journalist, newscaster from JT, film producer, occasional podcaster and of course, lawyer. Born in 1944, in the middle of the Blitz, in a London Underground station, he was the kind of one-man band that nothing can stop. Nothing except death. RIP Jerry Springer!