The Geraldo Rivera Show

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  • TV-MA
  • 1987
  • 1 Season
  • 3.4  (223)

The Geraldo Rivera Show was a talk show hosted by Geraldo Rivera from 1987 to 1998. The show was produced by Lionsgate and aired on various networks including CNBC and Fox. The show focused on controversial and sensational topics, often discussing issues related to crime, politics, and human interest stories.

Geraldo Rivera, known for his bold and brash style, used his show as a platform to express his opinions and engage in heated debates with guests. Some of the show's most memorable moments featured Rivera getting into physical altercations with guests or smashing props on stage to emphasize his points.

The show's format typically featured Rivera opening with a monologue on the day's topic, followed by interviews with guests who had personal experiences or expertise related to the subject. The guests ranged from celebrities and politicians to ordinary citizens, and they often had opposing views on the issues at hand.

One of the most controversial episodes of the show aired in 1988, when Rivera invited a group of white supremacists onto the show to discuss their beliefs. During the show, Rivera revealed the location of the group's headquarters, which led to a violent confrontation between the white supremacists and anti-racist protesters. The incident revealed the dangers of sensationalist journalism and led to criticism of Rivera's tactics.

Despite the controversy, The Geraldo Rivera Show remained popular and influential throughout its run. The show covered a wide range of topics, including the O.J. Simpson trial, the war in Iraq, and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was also known for giving a voice to marginalized communities, featuring interviews with LGBTQ activists, disability rights advocates, and survivors of sexual assault.

In addition to its controversial content, The Geraldo Rivera Show was also known for its unique format. The show often incorporated elements of reality TV, such as hidden cameras and surprise guests. It also featured live musical performances, comedy sketches, and giveaways.

After 11 seasons, The Geraldo Rivera Show came to an end in 1998. Rivera went on to continue his career in journalism, hosting shows on CNBC and Fox News. Despite its divisive reputation, The Geraldo Rivera Show remains a piece of television history, remembered for its fearless approach to controversial topics and its unique style.

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The Geraldo Rivera Show Ep 8
8. The Geraldo Rivera Show Ep 8
September 7, 1987
"Believe it or not." Disturbing accounts of exorcisms in the homes of Americans are showcased on this episode of the Geraldo Rivera Show.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    3.4  (223)