The Morton Downey Jr. Show (1987–1989)

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Morton Downey Jr. moderates a raucous shock-jock talk show.

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1989 | 1988
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One of the early shock-talk shows, Downey was a precursor to later hosts such as Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer. Downey's show tended to focus on political, rather than personal issues, but guests were still chosen on the basis of their dislike for one another, and their tendencies to lose their tempers suddenly, loudly and violently. These outbursts were encouraged by 'moderator' Downey, who would continually goad his guests to their limits. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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great show
29 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We used to watch this show every night in college. We would laugh it up.

Mort would always act "over the top" and it was funny.

Stuff like this was never meant to be taken seriously, and this wasn't. It was just for entertainment only.

I feel bad that Mort died too young and screwed up by faking the skin head attack.

If you can find find re-runs of this very low budget show check it out. It might not translate well into todays TV cookie cutter slots, but it was good stuff.


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