Focusing on shows such as 'Oprah!', 'Jerry Springer', 'Ricki Lake', 'Jenny Jones' and 'Maury Provitch', and drawing upon interviews with women who watch these shows, this text is an examination of the talk show phenomenon from the viewers' perspective
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