I saw that Sally Jesse show, I think. Didnt they hold a lingerie contest for all the big women ? They also had a guy into body-building on there talking about how much he loves big women. That was a good show and was very respectful- didnt mock anyone, if Im remembering correctly. Sally always had class, imo.moonvine said:Donahue was respectful and fair to everyone. He's about the only talk show host I would ever deal with. :wubu: I want him back doing a talk show.
I don't have too much of an opinion on Geraldo.
I did see a Sally Jesse Raphael show in the early 90's that was a fat chick beauty contest. It was totally positive and well done. Of course, she's out of the biz as well now.
I did not see the show in question, so I can't form an opinion on it. I can say that is possible to do an unbiased talk show on any subject, because Donahue did it for years. It is my opinion that most folks who do talk shows nowadays have no interest in doing an unbiased talk show, because unbiased talk shows are not what produce good ratings.
I do remember a show on Geraldo about a big women's escort service. I also recall him talking to one big lady about her bf/date "feeding" her. The final analysis on that part (I dont recall it being referred to as feederism, the lady just explained what she did with her dates) was that a man pressing for a woman's weight to be bigger is as controlling as a man pressing for a woman's weight to be lower.
(I personally dont care if women like to do feederism if they are happy with it- because if that is what they really want then that's two consenting adults and none of my business. Just a disclaimer of my own opinion)
I dont have total recall on any Donahue shows but I liked the guy, too.