Jerry Springer
American television personality
Jerry Springer
Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer is a British-born American television presenter, best known as host of the tabloid talk show The Jerry Springer Show since its debut in 1991. He is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, a former news anchor and a musician.
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You Won't Believe the Tremendous Programming Planned For Trump TV
Huffington Post - 4 months
Soon-to-be regular citizen Donald Trump is in talks to launch a TV network after he loses the presidential race (due to the “rigged” system that, for some reason, made him the Republican nominee for president). I know what you’re thinking! “I can’t wait to find out what the shows are gonna be! I need to hate-DVR them, like, RIGHT NOW!” Luckily, we’ve learned all about Trump TV’s new fall lineup! According to The Donald, this new TV network will be an incredible success! Absolutely nothing like: Trump Steaks, Trump Wine, Trump Mortgage, Trump Airlines, Trump University, “The Apprentice,” his contract with the “USA Freedom Girls,” his marriages, his healthy relationship with forgotten daughter Tiffany and his presidential campaign. Let’s look at the fall lineup for Trump TV: ”Rigged” “Rigged” is a weekly roundtable where disgraced talk-radio hosts, unlicensed doctors, and the dishonorably discharged talk about the corruption running everything from government to sketch ...
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Here's A Complete Rundown Of What Happened At The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Jerry Springer Wants Donald Trump And Mike Pence On His Show
Huffington Post - 5 months
During the second political dumpster fire  presidential debate on Sunday night, everyone’s favorite dramatic talk-show host offered his two cents. Jerry Springer, host of the eponymous “The Jerry Springer Show,” tweeted this gem about GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence: While I may not be able to moderate a debate, sounds like Mike Pence and Donald Trump might need to come on my show to talk things out. — Jerry Springer (@jerryspringer) October 10, 2016 He may have been reacting to the moment in the debate when Trump said he disagreed with Pence’s discussion during the vice presidential debate of what his administration would do to intervene in the war in Syria. On that topic, the presidential nominee said, the two “haven’t spoken, and I disagree.”  Springer has a history in politics and hasn’t been quiet about his distaste of Trump’s antics throughout the course of this election season.  This isn’t even the ...
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Here's What Celebrities Had To Say During The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
During the second presidential debate on Sunday night, celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts on everything from Donald Trump to Donald Trump to Donald Trump.  After the fallout from the release of that lewd video, it was hard to watch Trump discuss “locker room talk” in the same breath as “I respect women” ― and celebrities agreed.   Here are some of the things they had to say while the debate was going on: #NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/zzGBzaZuWx — Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) October 10, 2016 The slight swaying in place -- is Trump drugged? This has a Dayquil/Xanax feel. He's certainly not answering the question. #debates — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 10, 2016 I feel as if Trump just turned to dust right now, no one would really be that surprised. — scott foley (@scottkfoley) October 10, 2016 I have NEVER been prouder to stand WITH HER. — Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 10, 2016 ...
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Jerry Springer Might Go To Trump Tower To Find His Next TV Guests
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Jerry Springer Uncorks on Donald Trump After His Viral Debate Tweet: "There Could Be a Personality Issue"
Yahoo News - 5 months
His debate quip that Clinton deserves the White House and Trump "should be on my show" got 153,000 retweets. Now, Springer talks Trump's qualifications, emotional fitness and even his temperment.
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Jerry Springer: Trump belongs on my show
Fox News - 5 months
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Colin Powell Thinks Donald Trump Is A 'National Disgrace,' Leaked Emails Reveal
Huffington Post - 6 months
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “national disgrace and an international pariah” in a June email that was leaked on Tuesday. The hacker group D.C. Leaks disclosed some of Powell’s emails and BuzzFeed first reported the details. A spokesman for Powell confirmed his email had been hacked, but he had “no idea who did it and no further comment at this time,” according to CBS News. The Wall Street Journal reported in August some computer experts and Democrats in Congress believe the site may have Russian ties. The leak shows that Powell criticized Trump’s lack of outreach to black voters, saying “there is nothing he can say” to convince black Americans to give him their votes, and criticizing the birther movement. “He takes us for idiots,” Powell wrote, according to CBS. “He can never overcome what he tried to do to Obama with his search for the birth certificate ... the whole birther movement was racist.” fun ...
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Colin Powell: The GOP Race Has 'Gone Into The Mud'
Huffington Post - 12 months
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell criticized the state of the Republican presidential primary in an interview Monday, warning the candidates to avoid making the contest a "reality show." In an interview with CBS' "This Morning," Powell, who served as secretary of state under former President George W. Bush, said he's run into criticism of the Republican race during his travels overseas. "I think the campaign has gone into the mud," he said. "The comments that they're making toward each other, the nastiness, it's running us into the ground. The foreigners of the world, looking at this, are distressed." Powell, who also served in former President Ronald Reagan's administration, said he hoped the mourning period following the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan would bring some civility to the GOP race.  "This nastiness, they really have to stop it," he said. “Let's not make this a reality show," Powell continued. "You know you're in trouble when Jerry S ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Springer
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  • 2016
    Age 72
    On 10 June 2016, he guest hosted an episode of the BBC's The One Show with Alex Jones.
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    Springer covered the 2016 United States Presidential Election for ITV's Good Morning Britain.
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  • 2015
    Age 71
    In April 2015, Springer debuted The Jerry Springer Podcast on his website.
    More Details Hide Details Jerry Springer is the second talk show host to travel to Cuba, after Conan O'Brien, for the Jerry Springer Podcast. Springer hosted America's Got Talent on NBC in the U.S. for two seasons, replacing Regis Philbin, before leaving to concentrate on other projects. From January 17, 2005, to December 5, 2006, Springer hosted Springer on the Radio, a liberal talk show on Cincinnati's WCKY-AM. He did the show from the Clear Channel studios in Kenwood on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and in Chicago (where his television show tapes) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Air America Radio syndicated the program for most of the show's run. He hosted Miss World 2000 and the Miss Universe 2008. He was also the guest host for WWE Raw on February 15, 2010 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Springer has also hosted the live stage show version of The Price is Right.
    It was announced on March 29, 2015 that Springer will host Too Hot For TV on the WWE Network.
    More Details Hide Details Springer has been married to Micki Velton since 1973 and has one daughter, Katie Springer (born 1976). Springer tends to keep his personal life private. A lifelong New York Yankees fan, he can be seen at Yankee home games from time to time. He is Jewish.
    In 2015, he was a panellist on an episode of Through the Keyhole.
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  • 2010
    Age 66
    From 2010 to 2015, Springer hosted a dating game show called Baggage, which aired on GSN.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2012 he hosted Price is Right Live! in Vancouver's Boulevard Casino. From January 2014, Springer hosted Investigation Discovery series Tabloid. He hosted the The Adam Carolla Show on April 25, 2014, where he sat in for Adam Carolla. Springer guest hosted the 22nd season premiere episode of WWE Raw on September 8, 2014 in an attempt to conduct an intervention with The Bella Twins.
  • 2009
    Age 65
    In a March 2009 interview on Anytime with Bob Kushell, Springer said that in his speech he talked about "the ethical judgments we all have to make in whatever business we go into".
    More Details Hide Details Springer is the executive producer of The Steve Wilkos Show, which is hosted by Steve Wilkos, the long-time head of security on Springer's own talk show.
  • 2008
    Age 64
    On May 16, 2008, Springer delivered the Northwestern University School of Law commencement address.
    More Details Hide Details Although many students had criticized the University's choice of speaker, he received a standing ovation from about half the audience and reviews of his speech were generally positive.
  • 2007
    Age 63
    Springer has been a guest in the following shows: the UK daytime programme The Paul O'Grady Show on Channel 4 on November 12, 2007, Question Time on June 19, 2008, Saturday Kitchen on June 21, 2008 along with chef Theresa Griegson and Kristin Dawson, Verdict with Dan Abrams in June 2008, two appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 2003 (from the same taping), The Jason Ellis Show on June 20, 2008 and Desert Island Discs on November 1, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Springer also co-starred in Dolph Lundgren's directorial debut The Defender (2004). He was interviewed by satirist Chris Morris in his surreal radio series Blue Jam (Series 2, Episode 6). On January 23, 2004, Springer was featured in an episode of This American Life titled "Leaving the Fold". In 1995, Springer recorded the album Dr. Talk for Fiddle Fish Records, which mostly consisted of country music covers. In late 2006, Springer was a contestant on the third season of Dancing with the Stars, with his professional dance partner, Kym Johnson. He wanted to appear on the show so he could learn the waltz for the wedding of his daughter, Katie. Springer and Johnson were eliminated in the seventh week of competition.
    On October 19, 2007, Springer made a cameo appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as a "random" audience member.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2009, he appeared in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre London as Billy Flynn for a short period of time, starring alongside Aoife Mulholland and Leigh Zimmerman.
    He was in several episodes of George Lopez as Benny Lopez's ex-boyfriend Wayne and made a July 2007 guest appearance on Days of Our Lives as "Pete," a high roller in Las Vegas who helped Nick Fallon win $50,000.
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    In 2007, he appeared on episode No. 1301 of MADtv as himself.
    More Details Hide Details Jerry Springer made a cameo appearance in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as himself during an episode of his show featuring Dr. Evil and his estranged son Scott Evil. In 1999, he was in an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Springer appeared in an episode of Married... with Children as The Masculine Feminist, in which he was for women getting the men's bowling night and eventually taking over at a bowling alley. Al Bundy and his friends tie Springer to a chair and take over his show with a stripper who jumps up and down for the crowd's delight.
    In 2007 he was the host of Nothing But the Truth, the UK version of Nada más que la verdad.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, he appeared as a guest on the long-running British game show Countdown. Springer appeared on the Chris Moyles Show in April 2009, along with Davina McCall and Alan Carr. On May 31, 2009, Springer was a guest on The Andrew Marr Show talking about politics and his upcoming projects. He was also a guest panellist on an episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2014. Springer appeared in an episode of BBC One's television series Who Do You Think You Are? on August 27, 2008. In the episode he traveled to Poland, where he discovered that his maternal grandmother had been sent to Chelmno extermination camp by the Nazis and killed. His paternal grandmother died at Theresienstadt concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. He wept openly when he learned of how they died.
  • 2006
    Age 62
    On April 16, 2006, Springer was the guest host for the opening show for the third series of The Friday Night Project for Channel 4 and guest hosted Have I Got News for You on December 12, 2008.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 60
    In 2004 he played the US President in "The Defender" directed by Dolph Lundgren.
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  • 2001
    Age 57
    While working for Channel 5 In 2001, he was the host of the UK version of Greed, and a stand in host for The Wright Stuff.
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  • 2000
    Age 56
    Five were actually broadcast during May and June 2000 under the name Springer.
    More Details Hide Details The series was pick up by Channel 5 and renamed Late Night with Jerry Springer. Two series were made in 2000 and 2001 with 16 episodes.
  • 1999
    Age 55
    In September 1999 Jerry made a pilot for a Letterman-style talk show for ITV called Jerry Springer on Sunday.
    More Details Hide Details The show received good reviews and ratings and a further four episodes were commissioned to be broadcast in May 2000.
    In summer 1999, ITV made 12 episodes of the UK-based version of the series, Jerry Springer UK, filmed at the same studios as his US show.
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    After a few years of his US talk show being broadcast in the UK, ITV approached Springer who temporarily co-hosted This Morning with Judy Finnigan in March 1999 and again in 2000.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 50
    In early 1994, Springer and his new producer, Richard Dominick, revamped the show's format in order to garner higher ratings.
    More Details Hide Details The show became more successful as it became targeted toward tabloidish sensationalism. Guests were everyday people confronted on a television stage by a spouse or family member's adultery, homosexuality, prostitution, transvestism, hate group membership, or other controversial situations. These confrontations were often promoted by scripted shouting or violence on stage. The show received substantial ratings and much attention. By 1998, it was beating The Oprah Winfrey Show in many cities, and was reaching more than 6.7 million viewers. On July 10, 2002, the sons of guest Nancy Campbell-Panitz – who was murdered by her ex-husband after they appeared on a May 2000 episode with his girlfriend – filed suit in Sarasota County against Springer, his producers, and his distributor, claiming he created "a mood that led to murder." Ultimately, the estate of Ms. Campbell-Panitz dropped all monetary claims against The Jerry Springer Show and the show agreed to waive its claims for malicious prosecution against the personal representative of the estate of Ms. Campbell-Panitz and his counsel.
  • 1991
    Age 47
    Jerry Springer debuted on September 30, 1991.
    More Details Hide Details It was developed by WLWT to mimic the format and look of fellow talk show The Phil Donahue Show, all the way down to Jerry's haircut and glasses, making him look like Phil Donahue (both were produced by Multimedia Entertainment). It started as a politically oriented talk show, a longer version of Springer's commentaries. Guests included Oliver North and Jesse Jackson, and topics included homelessness and gun politics.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 38
    In 1982, Springer sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio.
    More Details Hide Details TV commercials for Springer's campaign referenced his use of a check to pay a prostitute, saying that he was not afraid of the truth "even if it hurts". He failed to win the Democratic party's nomination—finishing a distant third behind former Lieutenant Governor Richard F. Celeste and Ohio Attorney General William J. Brown, and his political career was put on hold. In the late 1980s he played a major role in saving the historic Cincinnati Union Terminal. Springer considered running for the United States Senate in 2000 and 2004, but backed down due to negative associations with The Jerry Springer Show. Springer's broadcast career started while he was an undergraduate at Tulane University, on WTUL New Orleans FM, a progressive format college radio station. It continued while he was still mayor of Cincinnati, with album-oriented rock radio station WEBN-FM, which was noted for its laid-back and irreverent radio format. The station featured commentaries by Springer under the banner "The Springer Memorandum." The popularity of these commentaries launched his broadcasting career.
  • 1977
    Age 33
    In 1977, he was chosen to serve one year as mayor by the City Council.
    More Details Hide Details Springer could only serve one year as mayor due to a political arrangement at the time (Cincinnati has since changed to direct election of its mayor) that required the Democrats to split the mayoral term with a local centrist group, the Charter Party, with whom the Democrats governed in an electoral alliance. In the City Council, and as mayor, Springer supported changing the local election system so that council members would be elected by districts (thus better representing neighborhood interests) -- instead of "9X" at-large system, but his efforts (as well those of everyone else, to date, who has supported such a change) did not meet with success.
  • 1975
    Age 31
    Long-time Cincinnati newsman Al Schottelkotte pronounced Springer's career over, but Springer's honesty helped him win back his seat in 1975 by a landslide.
    More Details Hide Details In a post-election interview, Schottelkotte good-naturedly reminded Springer that he had declared Springer's career over. Springer told the newsman, "I'm glad that you were wrong."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 30
    He resigned in 1974 after admitting to hiring a prostitute.
    More Details Hide Details The episode was uncovered when a police raid on a Fort Wright, Kentucky massage parlor unearthed a cheque Springer had written for its services. The cheque subsequently bounced due to lack of funds in the account. Springer came clean at a press conference.
  • 1971
    Age 27
    Springer was elected to the Cincinnati city council in 1971.
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  • 1970
    Age 26
    In 1970, Springer ran for Congress.
    More Details Hide Details He failed to unseat incumbent Republican Donald D. Clancy, but took 45% of the vote in a traditionally Republican district. He had previously spearheaded the effort to lower the voting age, including testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of ratification of the 26th Amendment. Three days after announcing his candidacy, Springer, who was also an Army reservist at the time, was called to active duty and deployed to Fort Knox. He resumed his campaign after he was discharged.
  • 1968
    Age 24
    He earned a J.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Springer was a partner in the law firm of Grinker, Sudman & Springer from 1973-1985, alongside former NBA agent Ronnie Grinker (d. 1997) and current Butler County magistrate Harry Sudman. Springer became a political campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy. After Kennedy's assassination, he joined the Cincinnati law firm of Frost & Jacobs, now Frost Brown Todd.
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Springer earned a B.A. degree from Tulane University in 1965, majoring in political science.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 12
    One of his earliest memories about current events was when he was 12 and watching the 1956 Democratic convention on television where he saw and was impressed by John F. Kennedy.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 5
    In January 1949, Springer immigrated with his parents to the United States, settling in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, and attended Forest Hills High School.
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  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on February 13, 1944.
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