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The Oprah Winfrey Show Call the audience reservation line (312-591-9222) for tickets or check at to see about being a guest. This page also has information about last-minute e-mail reservations.

The Jerry Springer Show For tickets call 312-321-5365, fill out the application at or write the show at 454 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611. Check the Web site for a list of upcoming episodes and phone numbers if you're interested in being a guest.

Judge Mathis Call 866-362-8447 for tickets or 888-837-3428 to get on the show.

Chic-a-Go-Go Anybody's welcome, just "don't come drunk or naked." Check for taping times or e-mail or to get on the mailing list. Or write to 1507 E. 53rd St. #617, Chicago, IL 60615. To get your band on, e-mail and "be patient."

Check, Please! Application at

Soundstage Call 773-279-2111 or check Tickets are given away as premiums with membership purchases and occasionally on local radio stations.

CAN TV If you have an existing show, call 312-738-1400 for a submissions packet. If you want to create a show, call 312-738-1400 or see "video production" under the "services" menu at for orientation meetings, the required first step.


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