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THE ZAPPER
John Walters
August 24, 1998
Wapner was too cranky. Judy is too gruff. Mills Lane is our kind of judge. In fact, if you believe the intro to his new syndicated half-hour courtroom show, Judge Mills Lane, boxing's feisty referee is "America's judge." Wading through a morass of idiots (Yo, people! You're on TV and in a courtroom! No tank tops!), Lane adjudicates civil cases in a firm yet good-natured manner. We expect this program to go the distance but wonder, given Lane's skill at separating pugilists, if his talents would not be better served on Jerry Springer.
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August 24, 1998

The Zapper

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Wapner was too cranky. Judy is too gruff. Mills Lane is our kind of judge. In fact, if you believe the intro to his new syndicated half-hour courtroom show, Judge Mills Lane, boxing's feisty referee is " America's judge." Wading through a morass of idiots (Yo, people! You're on TV and in a courtroom! No tank tops!), Lane adjudicates civil cases in a firm yet good-natured manner. We expect this program to go the distance but wonder, given Lane's skill at separating pugilists, if his talents would not be better served on Jerry Springer.

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