TELEVISION: OUT WITH THE SLEAZE

OR SO SOME PEOPLE HOPE. BUT ARE WE READY FOR A NEW GENERATION OF LESS TAWDRY TALK SHOWS?

THIS WOULD MAKE FOR A GOOD installment of a daytime-TV talk show. Listen as one of the genre's most expert practitioners--a man who never flinched even when airing shows on sleazy topics like "Women Who Marry Their Rapist"--bares his soul and confesses his very own addiction...an addiction to sleazy talk-show topics. "I began in recent years to feel very seedy about what I was doing," he admits to TIME, "and yet I was seduced by the big Hollywood money. Every year you say, 'This is the last year.' Then you say, 'No, I'm going to stick around and buy one more...

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