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The Morton Downey Jr. Show

"The Morton Downey Jr. Show" was 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.

Show Info

Network: United States Syndication (1987 - 1989)
Schedule: Weekdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Talk Show

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x185: Season 2, Episode 185Sep 15, 1989
1x01: PilotOct 19, 1987
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