Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer
For better or worse, Jerry Springer revolutionized television, foisting upon the airwaves some of the most garish, freakish, self-involved slices of Americana the nation and world had ever witnessed. In the 1990s, "The Jerry Springer Show" (syndicated, 1990- ) became synonymous for mining the underbelly of American society for its looniest and loudest denizens, showcasing them on a daytime...

Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing
Actress Stockard Channing's deceptively uneven film résumé belied the award-winning performer's exceptionally prolific and successful career on both stage and television. After a few brief appearances in feature films, Channing won what should have been the role of a lifetime opposite movie icons Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in the Mike Nichols comedy "The Fortune" (1975). But...