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‘Jerry’ foe heads west

Chicago reverend planning Universal City rally

The “Dump Jerry Springer” campaign is heading west.

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the Chi-based pastor who has led the protest against the “Jerry Springer Show” in its Windy City hometown, is planning to stage a rally Aug. 25 outside the Universal City headquarters of “Springer” distrib Studios USA (formerly Universal TV).

Pfleger and others are calling on Studios USA execs to live up to a pledge made earlier this year to eliminate the fighting among guests that has fueled the show’s rise to the top of the talkshow heap. The media-savvy Pfleger, aka “Father Mike,” plans to distribute flyers for the rally in L.A. churches over the next two weeks. St. Brigid Catholic Church in the Crenshaw district has already been enlisted to help organize the rally.

Reps for Studios USA and the “Jerry Springer Show” declined to comment on the matter.

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