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Jerry Springer

E-Media Adjunct Professor Norma Rashid with Public Figure Jerry Springer

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The first time he visited E-Media in early February, 2011, Jerry toured the Walter E. Bartlett television studio and also visited some of the other E-Media facilities. Jerry remarked that Bartlett have given him his first job at Channel 5.  He was drawn in by Walter Bartlett’s name on our building.   He spoke in E-Media again in 2013. 

Jerry Springer had a political career in he 1970s and was a popular news anchor for WLWT throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s.   He then took his act to Chicago, where his notorious talk show has brought him fame and fortune.  His newest gig is hosting a show called Baggage which airs on the Game Show Network.  On each half hour episode of Baggage, a dating game, Jerry guides the fun as one dater chooses among three contestants, who reveal the intimate secrets and hidden flaws that are typically kept under wraps to impress a first date.

Jerry made his third visit in E-Media on October 1.  A guest in Norma Rashid's ethics class, he spoke to a crowd of approximately 200 of the UC community opening his address with "May you never be on my show".  He quickly turned his attention to the topic of journalism and what being a news reporter meant when he was growing up, using legendary anchorman Walter Cronkite as an example.

Jerry has always been generous about sharing his time and experience with UC students and others in the community.  On his first visit, he said he was astounded about the dramatic changes on the UC campus.