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May 1, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owners of the "Jerry Springer Show," which in the last few months has become the nation's top-rated syndicated talk show while it has been embroiled in controversy over the brawls among its panelists, said Thursday that it will eliminate all physical violence from the series. "We are getting out of the fighting business," Greg Meidel, chairman and chief executive of Studios USA, which produces and distributes the show, told The Times. "This show will not be a boxing match."
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July 19, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A British Court of Appeal judge on Tuesday ordered a trial to settle a dispute between distributors of "The Jerry Springer Show" and a company claiming the program became too strong for local tastes. Flextech Television, which provides 10 channels of programming for British cable operator NTL Inc., contends it was entitled to cancel its "Springer" deal with Universal Studios International because it became impossible to air some episodes without violating British broadcasting rules.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's still some fight left in the "Jerry Springer Show." Despite a vow in May to eliminate all violence on "Springer" from Studios USA, the owner of the controversial talk show, the host admitted this week that the chair-throwing brawls that transformed the program into a national phenomenon were creeping back. Springer said the show has become more physical in recent weeks during the July ratings sweeps, which stations use to help set advertising rates.
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July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A couple who appeared on "The Jerry Springer Show" to accuse the man's ex-wife of stalking them are suspected of killing the ex-wife hours after the show aired on television, authorities said. "This is a terrible tragedy. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Department contacted us and we are cooperating with its investigation," said Linda Shafran, a spokeswoman for the show. She would not comment further.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A British Court of Appeal judge on Tuesday ordered a trial to settle a dispute between distributors of "The Jerry Springer Show" and a company claiming the program became too strong for local tastes. Flextech Television, which provides 10 channels of programming for British cable operator NTL Inc., contends it was entitled to cancel its "Springer" deal with Universal Studios International because it became impossible to air some episodes without violating British broadcasting rules.
NEWS
July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
A couple who appeared on "The Jerry Springer Show" to accuse the man's ex-wife of stalking them are suspected of killing the ex-wife hours after the show aired on television, authorities said. "This is a terrible tragedy. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Department contacted us and we are cooperating with its investigation," said Linda Shafran, a spokeswoman for the show. She would not comment further.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the fight finished? Fans--and non-fans--of the "Jerry Springer Show" will be seeking the answer this week as they determine whether the controversial program has indeed entered a new era of nonviolence. Tonight's broadcast of "Springer" is supposed to mark the end of the chair-throwing brawls that have turned the talk show into a ratings phenomenon and a target for politicians, religious groups and television executives offended by its fights, coarse language and nudity.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's still some fight left in the "Jerry Springer Show." Despite a vow in May to eliminate all violence on "Springer" from Studios USA, the owner of the controversial talk show, the host admitted this week that the chair-throwing brawls that transformed the program into a national phenomenon were creeping back. Springer said the show has become more physical in recent weeks during the July ratings sweeps, which stations use to help set advertising rates.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is the fight finished? Fans--and non-fans--of the "Jerry Springer Show" will be seeking the answer this week as they determine whether the controversial program has indeed entered a new era of nonviolence. Tonight's broadcast of "Springer" is supposed to mark the end of the chair-throwing brawls that have turned the talk show into a ratings phenomenon and a target for politicians, religious groups and television executives offended by its fights, coarse language and nudity.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owners of the "Jerry Springer Show," which in the last few months has become the nation's top-rated syndicated talk show while it has been embroiled in controversy over the brawls among its panelists, said Thursday that it will eliminate all physical violence from the series. "We are getting out of the fighting business," Greg Meidel, chairman and chief executive of Studios USA, which produces and distributes the show, told The Times. "This show will not be a boxing match."
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