As the National Enquirer marks its 90th birthday, a panel of its alumni — past and present — recount the secret history of America’s original tabloid.
From Elvis to Jacko, Cher, Burt, Brad and Angie, the National Enquirer has recorded the scandalous and entertaining ups and downs of Tinseltown, along with notorious individuals such as O.J. Simpson, Gary Hart and John Edwards.
“The Enquirer nuclearized the tabloid formula, pushed the boundaries of good taste and gave the people what they wanted — the unvarnished but highly sensationalized truth,” noted journalism historian Christopher Tennant.
“For better and certainly for worse, things we consider mainstream today would not exist without it,” Tennant said.
Panelists on the program include:
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