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Unformatted text preview: about their weekend, etc.-Early to mid 1980s-Advent of sensationalistic daytime TV talkshows-used to just be that nighttime talk shows were sensationalistic and day time ones focused on issues (politics, news, etc)-Donahue, Geraldo, Sally Jesse Raphael, Oprah, Ellen etc.-Jerry Springer Show (1991 first episode)-Springer was a mayor but got caught paying a prostitute with a check, was a news person for a while, then started his show.-1991 Show started as tackling big issues but ratings were awful-1994-Spring hired executive producer Richard Dominick to save ratings.-Scrapped the serious talk and made it part 3 ring circus, part wrestling match-electronic freak show so ratings are awesome now....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course MCO 240 taught by Professor Weight during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08