The landscape in Syndication in the mid 90s was one filled with Trashy Talk shows like Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, Richard Bey, Sally Jesse Raphael and Jerry Springer.
It was also filled with opinionated shows like Dennis Prager & El Rushbo himself, Rush Limbaugh.
It's a sad week for Chuck fans all round because it has just been announced that the legendary daytime TV star Chuck Barris - the man who once claimed to be a CIA assassin and inspired the movie 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' - is dead at the age of 87.
The Philadelphia-born television presenter died of natural causes at his home yesterday (March 21st 2017) in Palisades, New York and is survived by his wife of seventeen years Mary Rudolph.
Chuck Barris revolutionised daytime TV in that he created the internationally popular 'blind date show' concept with his 1965 show 'The Dating Game', as well as one of the first TV talent competitions 'The Gong Show'.