Essay on The Jerry Springer Show

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Television has come a long way from the first black and white silent show to its current craze, which happens to be the television talk shows. In the nineteen eighties, the daytime airwaves were monopolised by soap operas and game shows but the trend gradually evolved to talk shows towards the nineties. Being before my time, research appears to imply that the talk show intrusion of our airwaves all seemed to start with the originals such as Geraldo Riveria, Donahue and Sally Jesse Rafael. Surprisingly though, some of the morality and the topics remain somewhat similar throughout the years, such as the improvement of society and the quality of life often show on shows like the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Montel Williams Show.

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There is no basis on what is the right kind or ideal life, but it is apparent that when the audience cheers when the guests act up, the audience is reassuring the guests that the lifestyles in which they live, regardless of how the audience truly feels, are satisfactory . Jerry Springer would end every show with his final thought and it is here where he offers advice as to what is the appropriate way to handle one’s personal relationships. Personally I think that this is a bid to enhance his already established good guy image, but what I cannot deny is most of the time, his views on life and relationships, regardless if he had a creative team working to write these speeches for him, is politically correct and it is what the audience wants to hear. His speeches at the end, to me, are basically an assurance that the values and morals passed down by our elders are still intact and they are the correct approach to life. What we need to look at is if whether there is a deeper meaning or rather if there is truth that is displayed on the show that could enlighten us about the reality of the lives of people who walk on the more controversial walkways of life. Consider this though, as long as ratings for the Jerry Springer show are high, this would prove that society has not deteriorated to a stage where acts

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