Zip it and learn the wild story behind the "Father of Trash Television" in this explosive documentary about the life and times of Morton Downey, Jr. As the late-1980s precursor to such polarizing media figures as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, the chain-smoking Downey perfected a brand of confrontational talk show discourse that took aim at "pabulum puking liberals," earning him legions of "loudmouths"...and the ire of countless others who still watched him loyally. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer.
A portrait of shock television host Morton Downey Jr.., the "Father of Trash TV", who provided the fringes of society a national mouthpiece. Here, we learn about the man behind the loud and brash mouth, and his pursuit of fame, fortune, notoriety, and the true beginning of Reality TV.