Getaway Fact sheets
You are here: ninemsn > Travel > Getaway > Fact sheets
Ben giving them a piece of his mind
Ben giving them a piece of his mind
Ben and Jerry speak privately
Ben in the audience

Jerry Springer Show

Thursday, February 6, 2003
We have let Ben loose on the Jerry Springer show and he is about to give them what for … Ben Dark style!

He's someone people either love or hate but whatever your feelings about him, Jerry Springer has been riding on the crest of a wave of success for 11 years.

His show has bad language, people firing insults and accusations at one another, the airing of the dirtiest of linen, physical attacks, sparring families, amazingly degrading confessions, and generally the worst of human foibles on display — but there is a waiting list for tickets and the Jerry Springer Show is seen in 190 US markets and over 50 foreign countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Greece and Poland.

Studio audiences of course get to see the lot and can ask questions of those on camera. Home viewers are spared some of the violence and bad language thanks to rigid editing. In the past that meant every second word was being "beeped" so now the show's producers have eased up a little on what is cut.

Springer himself was born in London in 1944 after his family had fled continental Europe during the Holocaust. They then emigrated to New York, where Jerry received a degree in political science and a law degree and his first job was as one of the late Senator Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign aides.

In 1971 Springer was elected to the Council-at-Large of Cincinnati, Ohio, and then at 33 was elected Mayor of Cincinnati, becoming one of America's youngest ever mayors.

Since then he has been a political reporter and commentator, received many Emmy awards, written a book, had roles in feature films and — the thing of which he is most proud — been highly active in Cincinnati Reaches Out, an organisation responsible for providing assistance to famine-stricken Ethiopians and Sudanese.


Chicago, in the mid-west of the United States.


Jerry Springer Show is free, but you must make a reservation.
Qantas has introduced NEW services to Chicago from Melbourne and Sydney three times per week commencing March 31, 2003.
To celebrate, Qantas have a special economy class offer to Chicago starting from $1900 from Sydney; $1958 from Melbourne; $2025 from Brisbane; $2042 from Canberra; $2151 from Adelaide; $2487 from Perth and $2646 from Darwin, per person. Hurry, sale ends March 10, 2003 for departures March 31 to April 3, 2003.
Prices include charges/taxes and are current at time of recording but may vary at time of booking.

More information

Jerry Springer Show
Ph: (0011) 1 312 321 5365
454 North Columbus Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Qantas — Ph: 13 13 13

Related links


Brochure Search

Free electronic brochures with information, resources and holiday ideas for unique getaways.

Select a destination:
Sign up nowTo Receive the free Getaway newsletter