Documentary Rod Lott
In 1987, The Morton Downey Jr. Show burst out of nowhere — New Jersey, to be precise — and became a near-instant phenomenon, turning its loud-mouthed, chain-smoking host into the titan of trash TV. Less than two years later, ratings plummeted along with Downey's career.
CFN Gazette staff
Okie sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth, best known for playing Glenda the Good Witch in the Broadway musical Wicked, has mentioned that she might be playing mascara-stained Tammy Faye Bakker in Rise, the new musical about her fame and subsequent scandal that was big news.