Jerry Springer vs. Oprah Winfrey

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Jerry Springer vs. Oprah Winfrey
In the world of entertainment, TV shows have without a doubt has flooded all of daytime television. It all started with the simple and exploited topics on Sally Jessy Raphael and Geraldo. Anyone who tunes in to these talk shows know that they are very similar but vary in style and format. Many have enjoyed the trashy subjects that come on Jenny Jones (no longer airing), while others may like to watch more serious and light topics on the Maury Povich Show. This may be but no two shows can be on such opposite ends of the scale as far as content other then the Jerry Springer and the Oprah Winfrey show.

Jerry Springer is and has been for many years, known as the king of “trash talk.” Every topic on his show is as shocking as the one the day before. For example, the show takes the worldly topics of love, lust, sex, sexuality, adultery cheating, guilt hate conflict, and morality views to a whole other level. On an old Springer show, they find women who have cheated on their boyfriends and are ready to confess. The boyfriends find themselves in for a bigger surprise when they find out that their girlfriends are not only cheating but they are cheating with other women. Then to find out that these women who their girlfriends have been cheating on them with is waiting backstage. Then there is the story that is quite similar to the all time court case about John Wayne Bobbit, where a man cuts off his own manhood claiming that his homosexual neighbor was stalking him. This is all shocking day after day, but the list of material for the show goes on from dangerous love triangles, broken homes, pregnant strippers, teenage prostitutes, adult film stars, and the most popular and running theme about the Ku Klux Klan. The Springer show is a display of exploitation of society’s morals yet people sit and watch this programming everyday.

Oprah Winfrey was once a trash TV format, but her long running popular TV talk show has since been reformed....
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