Jerry Springer: The Opera


Saturday, July 30, 2005

Turning Jerry Springer, the infamous American TV talk show, into an opera for the London stage was an artistic gamble in its own right. But it got more complicated recently when the opera aired on the BBC. A Christian group tried to take legal action against the BBC, claiming Jerry Springer: The Opera blasphemed the Christian faith. From religion to sex to government-funded broadcasting and art, the controversy manages to hit all the points in the ongoing debate over decency. Produced by Peter Crimmins.


Peter Crimmins

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