Wally George
Television commentator
Wally George
Wally George, born George Walter Pearch, was an American conservative radio and television commentator. Calling himself the "Father of Combat TV" he gained national fame hosting the television talk show Hot Seat, which began in 1983 as a local show produced for KDOC, a UHF TV station in Anaheim, Orange County, California.
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Trump: Just Another Old Yeller?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It seems that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is always yelling about something or someone, getting into silly spats, asserting fuzzy facts, throwing temper tantrums, and evicting dissenters from his audience. He is full of boasts, brags, and bravado. His loyal minions cheer him and chant his name, and he relishes in their praise and glory. It's all a re-run -- seen that, heard that. Remember Wally George? He was a right-wing loud-mouth with bizarre hair, a Southern California TV personality with a big ego, who hosted a show called Hot Seat from 1983 to 1991. George's audience was primarily white males who would wave flags, wear t-shirts bearing his face and name, shout Wal-ly! Wal-ly!, and celebrate when dissenting guests were kicked off of the show. His set was decorated with iconic American images -- a flag, a framed space launch photo proclaiming "USA is #1," and a picture of John Wayne. If you are unfamiliar with his work, here is a sampling, where he too "fires up th ...
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Jailbreak 2011: The escape route - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - over 5 years
Sheriff Wally George kneels down to examine the new ceiling reinforcements. The tiles directly in front of him had not yet been enforced as of Tuesday afternoon. Expanded metal secures the tiles to his upper left
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Closterman pleads guilty to felony charges - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - over 5 years
She was charged after Sheriff Wally George enlisted the help of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to conduct a forensic audit of records at George's Heating and Cooling. According to a Sheriff's Department report, more than $100000 had be
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Items stolen from Sweet Springs recovered - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - over 5 years
Among the items, authorities found one BB gun, a home theater system and an iPhone dock that had been stolen during a June 21 Sweet Springs burglary, according to a report from Saline County Sheriff Wally George. Other recovered property included
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What Happens When a Newport Beach Socialite Visits Santa Ana? - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
27 2011 at 1:27 PM ‚ÄčIf you're not from Newport Beach or a KDOC-TV Channel 56 viewer from back in the days when Wally George ruled supreme and she hosted a cooking show with the late RV king John Crean, you probably don't know who Barbara Venezia is
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Sheriff addresses "Fish Grip" scam - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - over 5 years
"This is definitely a scam," said Sheriff Wally George in a news release. "Please do not send these people any money." George asked that anyone whom received this letter call his office at 660-886-5511 to report it
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Shooting suspect dead after standoff on South US 65 - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - over 5 years
An armed suspect is dead following a chase and shooting near the MoDOT maintenance shed on South US Highway 65, according to Saline County Sheriff Wally George. At least one person was injured in the incident Wednesday afternoon, June 1,
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Former Marshall pastor to return on probation violation warrant - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - almost 6 years
Nelson R. Gabriel will be returning to Saline County Friday, May 13, according to prisoner transfer documents released by Saline County Sheriff Wally George. The former pastor of Handy Chapel in Marshall has waved formal
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Newscope: Run for the Wall to pass through county Monday, May 23 - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - almost 6 years
... a motorcycle caravan that annually travels to Washington, DC, to promote healing among the nation's veterans, will pass through Saline County on Interstate 70 Monday, May 23, according to a news release forwarded by Sheriff Wally George
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Unexploded bomb turned in to Sheriff - The Marshall Democrat-News
Google News - almost 6 years
Saline County Sheriff Wally George carried a bomb out of the Saline County Jail Saturday, April 30. A mortar round that dates back to either World War II or Korea was brought to the sheriff's office by a Malta Bend
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TV REVIEWS; A VARIETY SHOW ABOUT SURVIVING
NYTimes - about 32 years
''S.O.S. - Secrets of Surviving'' is a melange, some of it sensible, even touching, much of it only confused. What do you make of a one-hour variety show for parents and children that has Erma Bombeck cracking jokes, Mr. T telling the kids to learn to fight (''and don't talk to no strangers'') and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister saying he's not
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TALK-SHOW HOST VIEW ROLE IN LIGHT OF SLAYING
NYTimes - over 32 years
Ever since Alan Berg, the controversial radio call-in-show host was shot to death Tuesday, some of the broadcast provocateurs who invite the public to debate on the air are taking a hard look at the roles they play with their audiences. ''What you have to do in this part of the business,'' said Wally George, a California radio and television
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OUTSPOKEN TALK SHOW HOST SLAIN OUTSIDE DENVER HOME
NYTimes - over 32 years
Alan Berg, a popular and controversial Denver radio talk-show host, was shot and killed here late last night in a hail of .45- caliber bullets outside his building. The 50-year-old Mr. Berg, who in recent years angered and delighted nearly a quarter million listeners in a metropolitan area of 1.2 million people, was found in a pool of blood with
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wally George
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 71
    He carried on hosting rerun segments until June 2003.
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  • 1992
    Age 60
    In 1992, George threatened to sue De Mornay for calling him a bigamist in The National Enquirer.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1989
    Age 57
    He gave halftime "studio analysis" and sometimes "endgame news" on the roller derby television program RollerGames which aired in 1989-90 and later on the Nintendo Entertainment System game of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared on The People's Court program after being sued by an attorney who had been on Hot Seat. E! True Hollywood Story ran a feature on Wally George in 2000.
  • 1988
    Age 56
    In 1988 George married Janise Hedges and they had a daughter, Holly Janise George.
    More Details Hide Details He was a longtime Garden Grove, California resident. In later life, George lived in Sherman Oaks, California.
  • 1984
    Age 52
    Wal-ly! (drawn from the rallying cry of his Hot Seat studio audience) on Rhino Records in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details George played himself in the films Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Repossessed (1990) and Club Fed (1990). He played a Porsche salesman in the movie Squanderers (1996).
  • 1983
    Age 51
    Hot Seat, in turn, became known for its provocative guest appearances. A 1983 appearance by Blase Bonpane ended when Bonpane overturned George's desk and walked out of the studio.
    More Details Hide Details When similar incidents occurred on later talk shows, such as those hosted by Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer, George called them "copycat combat." However, many claimed that the stunts on Hot Seat were staged, and that some guests were hired to be controversial and disruptive. By 1993, George's health woes brought an end to the show.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 47
    By 1979 George had his own talk show at KCOP, and when it moved to fledgling UHF station KDOC in Anaheim, he launched Hot Seat in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details George was famous for his combative, almost farcical interview style and shocking antics on Hot Seat. He played to an eager studio audience and often ejected guests from the set, using uniformed private security guards. Hanging behind him were pictures of John Wayne and the U.S. space shuttle, both with strong links to Orange County, California, where the episodes were taped. He staunchly supported then-president Ronald Reagan, and his show was sponsored mostly by local Orange County businesses. George's gray slacks, navy blue blazer, white dress shirt and U.S. flag tie along with his platinum blond hair--combed straight down at ear-length and parted on the side--became a conservative style trademark. He called his delivery "combat TV," a phrase he used in his 1999 autobiography, and Johnny Carson labeled George "the William F. Buckley of the cockfighting set."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 37
    He married Linda Yvonne Lowell in 1969 and they had a daughter, Kimberley Jennifer.
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    In 1969 he launched The Wally George Show on FM radio station KTYM in Inglewood, California.
    More Details Hide Details Three years later he became producer and co-host of The Sam Yorty Show on Los Angeles television station KCOP with his political mentor Sam Yorty, the former mayor of Los Angeles.
  • 1965
    Age 33
    In 1965 he was credited with writing an episode of the long-running television series Bonanza.
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  • 1962
    Age 30
    In 1962 he married Mary Jo Teipl and they had a son, Kerry Walter George.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 22
    George was married at least six times and had at least six children. His first marriage was to Lillian Kamminga in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details They had a daughter and son, Debtralynne Salas and Walter George Pearch, Jr. His marriage to Jane Eager produced actress Rebecca De Mornay (born 1959).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1931.
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