SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Morton Downey Jr. was the loudest mouth on television. He treated guests like guys on the other side of the wrestling ring - bullying, hectoring and blowing smoke in their faces.
(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. SHOW")
UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Why?
MORTON DOWNEY JR.: Why? What the hell do you mean why? Are you nuts? Get him out of here. Get this guy out...