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Jerry Springer on the Secret Behind His Talk Show’s Success: ‘First, It’s Stupid’

Jerry Springer on the Secret Behind His Talk Show’s Success: ‘First, It’s Stupid’

The Jerry Springer Show has been bringing its unique brand of trainwreck TV to sets across the culture for 26 seasons now, cementing its place in history as one of daytime’s biggest success stories.

But if you ask Springer himself, the secret to the show’s longevity is very simple.

“First, it’s stupid,” he told Today in an interview on Wednesday.

The 73-year-old former Mayor of Cincinnati and former news anchor stared his talk show in 1991, where he spent its first two seasons focusing on more serious issues. But by season 3, the more outrageous and salacious guests had proven

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