" It's just a show. It's not the end of Western Civilization. It's chewing gum.”
That little gem from this week's guest, non-other than Jerry Springer
. Did you know he's been hosting that show for 20-years! Along with hosting trash TV he's been the mayor of Cincinnati, a news anchor, recorded two country music albums
and starred in the Broadway musical Chicago. We'll get Mr. Springer to reveal what he thinks about before he goes to bed each night.
Best known for his role as Trapper on the hit TV show MASH, Wayne Rogers
, also turned out to be an astute businessman. We'll see how he turned around a winery, bridal shop and a chain of hotels.
It's taken a year, but we finally got a painter on the Golden Gate Bridge to take our call.
Our Sales Expert Chip Dolye
chats about the tricky transition from sales guy to sales manager. Employment lawyer Dennis Strazulo
takes your open questions.
This weeks nuggets: why thank you notes work; job schemers on Craigslist; top excuses from coming in late to work (my karma wasn't right - thats my favorite).
LO: Everything you do, maybe perhaps while you were Mayor of Cincinnati, have you always thought of yourself as an entertainer?
Jerry Springer: No one would have picked me out of high school and said “This kids going to be in entertainment” I just totally lucked into it. I was doing ten years of City Council under Mayor of Cincinnati and then I did ten years of anchoring the news. The company who owned the news where I anchored in Cincinnati, NBC affiliate, they also owned talk shows. So one day they took me to lunch and assigned me to a show. And that’s how that all happened. You know I never raised my hand and said “Oh can I do a talk show”? I had no particular interest in it, I was just assigned to it as an employee and it turned out to be a hit. The whole thing is absurd.
For the complete interview: http://workingradio.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/jerry-springer-interview/