Judge Wapner

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Judge Wapner Dead at 97

Joseph Wapner died in his sleep Sunday

(Newser) - Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over The People's Court with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner tells the AP that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner was hospitalized a... More »

Judge Judy, Not Oprah, Owns Daytime TV

How Judith Sheindlin became our most beloved judge

(Newser) - Think Oprah Winfrey is the queen of daytime television? Think again. Judith Sheindlin, otherwise known as Judge Judy, routinely beats Winfrey in the ratings—and she does it with a distinctively different style from the feel-good talk show host. “If I call someone an idiot, they're an idiot,”... More »

You Can Call Him (Judge) Al

D'Amato is in talks to start a hyper-lucrative daytime court show a la Judge Judy

(Newser) - As if fathering a child at age 70 weren't enough drama, now Alfonse D'Amato might get benched: The former senator is in talks to start a daytime court TV show, the New York Daily News reports. And lest his following in the footsteps of Wapner incites too many snickers, such... More »

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