Jerry Springer

Graduate of Tulane University. Attended the university at the same time as future Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Once served as Mayor of Cincinnati.
Forced to step down as a Cincinnati city councilman after being caught writing checks to prostitutes. Later re-elected to his council seat.
Is a registered and avid Democrat.
Hosted a radio show on the left wing network Air America for a brief period of time.
Originally taped his show in Cincinnati but after two years taping of the show moved to Chicago.
Shakes hands with every member of his studio audience.
Is of the Jewish religious faith.
Starred in the movie Ringmaster playing the host of a trash TV talk show.
Jerry is an avid cigar smoker.
Once recorded an album of country music songs.
He received ten local Emmys for his nightly news and political commentaries during his stint at Cincinnati's WLWT-TV. That format was recycled into his "Jerry Springer Show" as "Jerry's Final Thought."