The Jerry Springer Show was first unveiled in 1991 by Springer. It began as a news talk show that was politically oriented and conversed about topics that were current issues within society, such as healthcare and gun control. The show was similar to many other television shows and lacked variety and spunk. The show was competing with other daytime programs and received low ratings, impelling them to take a new direction in order to attract interest and capture further attention from new viewers. The show became more provocative and rebuilt itself upon a foundation providing it’s audience...
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