The Morton Downey Jr. Show

1988, TV Show

An outrageous (when it wasn't merely loud) talk show with an abrasive, chain-smoking host whom some referred to as `Mort the Mouth.' Paving the way for later `trash'-talk acts such as `Jerry Springer,' Downey's program actually focused more on current events and politics than on relationship issues, but there were still plenty of outbursts, and the host would gleefully encourage confrontations.

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Premiered: 1988, on Syndicated
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Premise: An outrageous (when it wasn't merely loud) talk show with an abrasive, chain-smoking host whom some referred to as `Mort the Mouth.' Paving the way for later `trash'-talk acts such as `Jerry Springer,' Downey's program actually focused more on current events and politics than on relationship issues, but there were still plenty of outbursts, and the host would gleefully encourage confrontations.

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