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
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Did You Know?
Stripper Kellie Everts
filed a forty million dollar lawsuit against host Morton Downey Jr.
for verbally and physically assaulting her in front of a live audience during the taping of the episode she appeared as a guest on. See more
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Referenced in Repossessed