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February 14, 1993 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just another tragedy in family court. A young crack mother, desperate to conceal her pregnancy, had locked herself in a tenement bathroom and given birth to a three-pound boy. As she pushed, he fell to the floor and broke his skull. The mother abandoned him, like she had two previous babies. All were born addicted to crack. "Can we do anything about this woman?" asks Judge Judith Sheindlin, her voice taut with anger.
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May 9, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Oprah Winfrey, the monarch of daytime television, tapes her final episode this month. For 25 years, Winfrey, avatar of the national psyche and high priestess of the self-empowerment movement, has ruled the daytime airwaves by inviting celebrities and statesmen to her couch for friendly tête-à-têtes watched by millions of loyal followers. Already, members of TV's royalty are plotting to seize Winfrey's crown. Katie Couric is marshaling an insurgency. Anderson Cooper has staked a beachhead.
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June 3, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's a gavel-wielding phenomenon who rules her TV courtroom with a no-nonsense style. But on Friday, Judge Judy occupied another seat in court: the witness stand. Her Honor, also known as Judith Sheindlin, was called to testify in a civil dispute involving producers Sandi Spreckman and Kaye Switzer, the professed creators of "The Judge Judy Show." The two have no argument with Sheindlin, but rather with their lawyer, Fred Fenster.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2001 | Howard Rosenberg
Today's column marks a revival of a Thanksgiving tradition initiated in Calendar when the esteemed Cecil Smith was this paper's television critic. Let's hear it once again for the annual TV Turkeys, in recognition of the lowest achievers in the business, and give them the bird. As an ethical vegetarian of many years, however, I've renamed these unofficial awards the TV Tofus.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2001 | Howard Rosenberg
Today's column marks a revival of a Thanksgiving tradition initiated in Calendar when the esteemed Cecil Smith was this paper's television critic. Let's hear it once again for the annual TV Turkeys, in recognition of the lowest achievers in the business, and give them the bird. As an ethical vegetarian of many years, however, I've renamed these unofficial awards the TV Tofus.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Oprah Winfrey, the monarch of daytime television, tapes her final episode this month. For 25 years, Winfrey, avatar of the national psyche and high priestess of the self-empowerment movement, has ruled the daytime airwaves by inviting celebrities and statesmen to her couch for friendly tête-à-têtes watched by millions of loyal followers. Already, members of TV's royalty are plotting to seize Winfrey's crown. Katie Couric is marshaling an insurgency. Anderson Cooper has staked a beachhead.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thunder is rolling. Judgment day is coming. And not a moment too soon for KCBS Channel 2. Station executives are hoping that ratings lightning will strike with the addition today of "Judge Judy." The hit syndicated courtroom show, which has aired locally on KCAL Channel 9 since its debut four years ago, will join the KCBS lineup at 4 p.m. as a lead-in to the station's struggling news block.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1996 | ROBERT STRAUSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The young woman is angry, feeling betrayed and definitely no longer in love with the guy facing her a few feet away. Not too long before, when they were still doing goo-goo eyes at each other, she had found the perfect engagement ring. He gave her $7,000 to pay for it and they were both delighted with the result. As things happen, the engagement ended. She sold the ring and gave him the proceeds: $5,000. No, no, no, he said, I want the rest of my cash.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1999
Judith Sheindlin's no-nonsense brand of justice has made TV's "Judge Judy" a big success. Now husband Jerry's getting into the act!
SPORTS
June 5, 2013
Jim Harbaugh is a pretty quirky guy. Who could forget his appearance as Screech's cousin on "Saved by the Bell" back in the 1990s? So it should have come as no surprise to see the San Francisco 49ers head coach sitting next to his father, Jack Harbaugh, in the audience of Monday's episode of the "Judge Judy" TV show. A huge fan of the show, Harbaugh later told reporters that they attended the recording about a month-and-a-half ago. They also got to spend some time with star Judith Sheindlin before and after the show, eating lunch and playing cards ("She won," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thunder is rolling. Judgment day is coming. And not a moment too soon for KCBS Channel 2. Station executives are hoping that ratings lightning will strike with the addition today of "Judge Judy." The hit syndicated courtroom show, which has aired locally on KCAL Channel 9 since its debut four years ago, will join the KCBS lineup at 4 p.m. as a lead-in to the station's struggling news block.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She's a gavel-wielding phenomenon who rules her TV courtroom with a no-nonsense style. But on Friday, Judge Judy occupied another seat in court: the witness stand. Her Honor, also known as Judith Sheindlin, was called to testify in a civil dispute involving producers Sandi Spreckman and Kaye Switzer, the professed creators of "The Judge Judy Show." The two have no argument with Sheindlin, but rather with their lawyer, Fred Fenster.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1996 | ROBERT STRAUSS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The young woman is angry, feeling betrayed and definitely no longer in love with the guy facing her a few feet away. Not too long before, when they were still doing goo-goo eyes at each other, she had found the perfect engagement ring. He gave her $7,000 to pay for it and they were both delighted with the result. As things happen, the engagement ended. She sold the ring and gave him the proceeds: $5,000. No, no, no, he said, I want the rest of my cash.
NEWS
February 14, 1993 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was just another tragedy in family court. A young crack mother, desperate to conceal her pregnancy, had locked herself in a tenement bathroom and given birth to a three-pound boy. As she pushed, he fell to the floor and broke his skull. The mother abandoned him, like she had two previous babies. All were born addicted to crack. "Can we do anything about this woman?" asks Judge Judith Sheindlin, her voice taut with anger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2000
Mike Farrell's attack on Judge Judy ("There's Disorder in the Court--and Television Stands Accused," Commentary, May 31) was entirely unwarranted. I don't know what court programs he has been watching, but anyone watching Judge Judith Sheindlin can tell you she does not tolerate in her courtroom the "thoughtless, mean-spirited and destructive behavior" to which he refers without citing a single example. In fact, she comes completely prepared for all of her cases, conducts her proceedings in general conformity with the rules of evidence and usually delivers a wise lesson in life to the litigants based on her many years of being a family law judge.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2012
Name Show Salary* Ratings* Pay-per-viewer Chelsea Handler "Chelsea Lately" $12 .718 $16.70 Anderson Cooper "360" (CNN show only) $6 .443 $13.54 David Letterman "Late Show" $31 3.2 $9.69 Jon Stewart "Daily Show" $14 1.7 $8.24 Bill O'Reilly "O'Reilly Factor" $16 2.8 $5.71 Craig Ferguson "Late Late Show"  $8.5 1.5 $5.67 Matt Lauer "Today" $25 4.6 $5.43 Judith Sheindlin "Judge Judy" $45 9 $5.00 Piers Morgan "Piers Morgan Tonight" $2 .49 $4.08 Maury Povich "Maury" $13 3.2 $4.06 Stephen Colbert "Colbert Report" $4.5 1.2 $3.75 Jimmy Kimmel "Jimmy Kimmel Live" $6 1.8 $3.33 Simon Cowell "The X Factor" $40 12.6 $3.17 Ellen DeGeneres "Ellen" $5 2.9 $1.72 Tyra Banks "America's Next Top Model" $4 2.4 $1.67 Tina Fey "30 Rock" $7.2 4.6 $1.57 Mehmet Oz "Dr. Oz" $4 3.3 $1.21...
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