Jerry Springer has become a shadow of his former self. Though he spends weekdays interviewing random weirdoes from around the globe, Springer is actually one smart cookie. He is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Law. At the age of 26, he became a political campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy. And at the young age of 27, he won a seat on Cincinnati's Council-at-Large. He resigned in 1974 due to a "masseur" scandal, but won his seat back shortly thereafter.