Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr. In the late 80s, Downey tore apart the traditional talk format by turning debate of current issues into a gladiator pit. His blow-smoke-in-your-face style drew a rabid cult following, but also the title Father of Trash Television. VOCATEUR: THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. MOVIE dissects the mind and motivation of television s most notorious agitator.
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