For all the controversy around The Jerry Springer Show and its reflections on our culture, Jerry Springer himself remains unique. Born in England after his parents fled Nazi Germany, Springer arrived with his family in New York in 1949 and, growing up, followed passions of politics and law. Just following life as opportunities presented themselves, he used his law degrees from Tulane and Northwestern to land a job at a law firm in Ohio, where he ran for Congress, became mayor of Cincinnati, was invited to deliver news, and became an early pioneer in editorializing on news in separate segments from straight-up anchor delivery. He then got to surf the wave of the early 1990s talk show boom, hosting The Jerry Springer Show for 27 years. Now as 2020 nears, his true law and legal experiences take center stage as he begins a new career and show as the "Honorable Jerry Springer," a legal judge deciding real cases on a new show called Judge Jerry. So how did this all REALLY happen? Well, Jerry Springer paid a visit to Eric Paulsen's Milwaukee studio, where they talked not only about the new show, but about how life interests and fate brought him to this point in his unique career.
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