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Jerry Springer: Criticism of My Show Is 'Class Warfare' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 12th 2011 5:45PM
The 'Jerry Springer Show' recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, Jerry stopped by 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to defend the show from its critics. According to Springer, the reason people dismiss his program as trash isn't due to the sibling love-triangles, one-legged strippers or baby mama drama, but is rather an example of class warfare in action.

"The reason I think people criticize the show primarily is because we look down to people who aren't wealthy, aren't very educated, people that are poor. Because if you look at late night shows, they have celebrities on that are talking about the exact same things, who they've slept with, what scandal they've been involved with and everything else. But as soon as it's a poor person having these problems, suddenly they're trash. It's class warfare against these people," Springer said.

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'The Jerry Springer Show' Still Alive and Kicking (and Punching) After 20 Years

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Sep 30th 2011 5:45AM
Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!

We all know the meaning of that battle cry, so please don't try to deny it. Twenty years (and 505 episodes) after its launch, 'The Jerry Springer Show' -- voted "#1 Worst Show of All Time" by TV Guide -- is still hitting humanity's basest nerves with its mixture of out-there guests and in-studio violence.

Unlike predecessors 'The Jenny Jones Show' and 'Sally Jesse Raphael,' which fell victim to an off-screen murder and low ratings (respectively), 'Springer' has managed to survive the omnipresence of the internet and a zillion muck-racking reality TV shows.

AOL TV tried to find the answers to the obvious questions -- Is the show for real? How has it lasted? What's Springer like when he's "off"? And how long is he planning on hosting this show? -- by attending the taping of an episode. We share what we found out, after the jump.

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