Jerry Springer believes his talk show “ruined culture.“
During a recent interview on David Yontef’s “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, Jerry opened up about the imprint he feels his talk show left on pop culture.
The show ran for nearly 3 decades, which 28 seasons. It ran from the years 1991 to 2018, and it still has people talking.
Jerry was asked if he considered himself the “granddaddy of reality TV,” Jerry responded, “No, I just apologize. I’m so sorry. What have I done? I’ve ruined the culture. I just hope hell isn’t that hot because I burn real easy. I’m very light-complected, and that kind of worries me.” Though he is one of the most prominent figures in TV history, he says he was “just a schlub who got lucky” to be working in entertainment.
Prior to his talk show, Jerry was elected to the Cincinnati City Council in 1971 and later became the mayor of Cincinnati in 1977. “After being mayor, I was offered the job to anchor the news for the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, and I did that for 10 years,” said Springer.
What are your thoughts on Jerry’s comments about his show?