Today the world lost TV talk show and television personality Jerry Springer. At age 79, the iconic talk show host lost his short battle with cancer, TMZ reports.
Throughout his career, Jerry held many jobs, all prominent in their own way. He became an attorney, after serving as a political campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. He was the mayor of Cincinnati for two years, partner of a law firm for 12 years all before his storied broadcast career began. Remember Judge Jerry, his run on America’s Got Talent or Baggage, on GSN?
Of course you do, but they were blips compared to the juggernaut that was “The Jerry Springer Show”. It was twenty-seven years of chaotic drama, censor-filled arguments, and an undisclosed number of thrown chairs.
Springer was best known for handling other people’s controversies, and finding some sort of peace between all the parties involved. And it not, making sure that the troublemakers were escorted out of the building. To end with a moment of zen, every show always wrapped up in a beautiful bow with Jerry’s Final Thoughts.
Below we have compiled five of his most impactful pieces of advice that still apply: