Jerry Springer: He Went From a Somewhat Outlandish Political Career to an Indescribably Outlandish Broadcasting Career

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “Jerry Springer, Host of a Raucous Talk Show. Is Dead at 79”:

Jerry Springer, who went from a somewhat outlandish political career to an almost indescribably outlandish broadcasting career with “The Jerry Springer Show,” which by the mid-1990s was setting a new standard for tawdriness on American television, turning the talk-show format into an arena for shocking confessions, adultery-fueled screaming matches and not infrequent fistfights, died in suburban Chicago.