In the world of entertainment, TV talk shows have certainly flooded every inch of space on daytime television. Many of us have seen and heard the often used topics found on every talk show. And anyone who watches talk shows on a regular basis knows that each one varies. One might enjoy watching the sometimes trashy subject matter found on Jenny Jones, while someone else might prefer the more serious feel of the Maury show. But no two shows are more strongly opposite in content than the Jerry Springer and the Oprah Winfrey show.
Jerry Springer could easily be considered the king of "trash talk." The topics on his show are as weird as they get. For example, the show takes the talk show themes of love, sex, cheating, hate, and conflict to a different level. In a classic Springer show, men find out the women they"re seeing are cheating on them and are ready to confess. But the men are in for a bigger surprise. As it turns out that all the women haven't been seeing other men, but seeing other women, who also happen to be waiting backstage. Shocking, but the list of talk material goes on from dangerous love triangles, broken homes, pregnant strippers, teenage prostitutes, adult film stars, devil worshippers and the members of the Ku Klux Klan. The Jerry Springer show is a disgrace to our society and should be tamed if not canceled.
Oprah Winfrey was once a fan of the trash TV format, but her long running popular TV talk show has since been transformed. Like Jerry Springer, the Oprah Winfrey show takes talk TV to another level. Oprah is probably the most perfect talk show there is. It is unlikely that you will find guests on Oprah that have committed murder, have sold their souls to the devil, or are part of a racist hate group. Instead, the show focuses on the real topics of the world. Topics range from teaching your children responsibility, managing your work week, proper manners, getting to know your neighbors and interesting interviews with celebrities.