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Obviously, I'm not a big Stern fan. If I were, I would have known
that he calls himself the King of
All Media. So to find out if his crown was indeed vulnerable to assault,
I had to take a crash course in his controversial world of
post-vaudeville irreverence and debauchery. Thus, for the last several weeks I've been watching his TV show
on E! and checking out many Stern pages
and FAQs here on the Web. I also read his book Private Parts.
This is what I found...
Tesh vs. Stern
Nonetheless, in each there is an element of the other. Tesh's penchant for the oddly crude verbal outburst has been well-documented. And Stern, on the occasions he's able to transcend his volatile insecurity, is capable of Tesh-like complaisance.
There are other similarities as well. They were both born and raised in New York. They're both in their early forties and both exceptionally tall--Tesh is 6' 6", Stern an inch shorter. They both began their broadcasting careers while still in college, and met with early--and progressively greater--success. They also both appear to be workaholics.
In a way, it's an almost mythic confrontation. The Good Son and the Bad Son. Two trains running...