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Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer

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First broadcast: Sun 01 Nov 2009

Talk show host

Kirsty Young's castaway is the talk show host Jerry Springer. His life has been split between serving the public and outraging them. His first career was in politics where, as a life-long Democrat, one of his early jobs was working with Bobby Kennedy. Then he found global fame with his controversial TV programme, The Jerry Springer Show. He says that in politics and in his TV show, he is always on the side of the powerless and disenfranchised. It's a philosophy, he says, he learned from his parents. They were among the last Jews to escape from Berlin in August 1939 and their memories and fears of that time shaped the entire family.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Dion

5.

Dion

Abraham, Martin and John

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Bette Midler

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Castaway's favourite

Bette Midler

Wind Beneath My Wings

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Book

Photo album of family & friends by

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Religious text

Torah

Luxury item

A cheeseburger machine

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