But that episode, called You Slept With My Sister, was typical programming for Springer’s self-titled talk show: scandalous, profane, and captivating to millions of Americans, who embraced Springer even as critics dismissed the show as vulgar and exploitative. And it was that sensational programming, say some experts, that helped lay the foundation for today’s media landscape.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *