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Oprah Vs Jerry In the world of entertainment TV talk shows have undoubtedly flooded every inch of space on daytime television Many of us have seen and heard the often recycled topics found on such veteran shows as Geraldo and Sally Jessy Raphael And anyone who watches talk shows on a regular basis knows that each one varies in style and format One might enjoy watching the sometimes trashy subject matter found on Jenny Jones while someone else might prefer the more serious and light hearted feel of the Maury show But no two shows are more profoundly opposite in content while at the same time standing out above the rest than the Jerry Springer and the Oprah Winfrey show Jerry Springer could easily be considered the king of trash talk The topics on his show are as shocking as they get For example the show takes the ever common talk show themes of love lust sex sexuality adultery cheating guilt hate conflict and morality to a different level In a vintage Springer show one finds women who cheated on their boyfriends and are ready to confess But the boyfriends are in for a bigger surprise It turns out that all the women have not been seeing other guys but seeing other women who also happen to be waiting backstage Another episode tells of a John Wayne Bobbit type case but with a more twisted plot Shocking indeed but the list of talk material goes on from dangerous love triangles broken homes pregnant strippers teenage prostitutes and the ever popular talk show regulars the members of the Ku Klux Klan Clearly the Jerry Springer show is a display and exploitation of societies moral catastrophes yet people are willing to eat up the intriguing predicaments of other peoples lives Oprah Winfrey was once a follower
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