Top 10 Secrets About Jerry Springer


Jerry Springer’s show has been on the air for more than 25 seasons, making it one of the longest running talk shows in history. He’s interviewed a variety of fascinating guests, and his catchphrase “Final Thought” is famous around the world. Here are 10 interesting facts about Jerry Springer that you may not know:


1. Before becoming a talk show host, Springer was a lawyer and politician. In 1977 he became the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio at just 33-years-old – making him one of the youngest mayors in US history at that time.

2. During his time as mayor, Springer banned all guns from public spaces within Cincinnati city limits – a move that garnered both praise and criticism across the nation but resulted in fewer violent crimes in the area.

3. Springer has a degree from Tulane University, where he studied political science and earned his law degree.

4. The Jerry Springer Show has won numerous awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Television Programming (2001).

5. In 2009, Springer was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II as part of her celebration of the nation’s cultural achievements – making him one of only two Americans to ever receive such an honor from Britain’s monarchy.

6. Over the years, Jerry’s show has featured some interesting guests, including wrestler Hulk Hogan and adult film star Ron Jeremy.

7. After becoming mayor in 1977, Springer ran for governor of Ohio but did not win the election.

8. Jerry Springer has appeared in numerous films and television shows over the years, including The Simpsons and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.

9. On June 3, 1993 The Jerry Springer Show premiered nationwide – becoming an instant success with its unique blend of shock value and entertainment. It was originally produced by Winbotham Productions before being taken over by NBC Universal in 2008.

10. In 2017, Springer made his debut as a game show host for the show ‘Baggage’. He also continues to tour the US with his one-man stage show called “Too Late With Jerry Springer”.

Despite all of the controversy that has surrounded him during his career, Jerry Springer remains a beloved and respected figure in the entertainment world. His success continues to this day as he continues to entertain audiences with his unique brand of comedy and wit.

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