Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg


I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised.

My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as a political campaign aide to Robert Kennedy. While on the Cincinnati City Council, I resigned for hiring a “call girl.” I publicly admitted my guilt and remorse and won my seat back in a landslide. I became one of the youngest baby boomer big city mayors at age 34.


Before emerging as a national celebrity, I was the most popular Cincinnati news anchor for 5 years, winning a load of local Emmys.

After my television talk show became a classic of American pop culture, I was rightly credited with being the pioneer of a television genre, but I get more flack than praise. I always say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. I’ll take it to the bank.

I’ve made numerous appearances on television playing myself and other roles. I was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and portrayed a character based on me in the movie Ringmaster.

I have considered running as liberal Democratic from the great state of Ohio. Answer below.




Baby Boomer Trivia Questions

Match the newscaster to her husband

Jane Pauly
Connie Chung
Diane Sawyer
Kelly Ripa

Mike Nichols, Gary Trudeau, Mark Conseules (soap opera actor), Maury Povich


Who had the first daytime talk show?

Merv Griffin
Geraldo Rivera
Larry King
Phil Donahue

Answers below





Match Game

Jane Pauley→ Gary Trudeau
Connie ChungMaury Povich
Diane Sawyer Mike Nichols
Kelly RipaMark Conseules


Phil Donahue is the pioneer of the afternoon talk show.

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