DETROIT- The studio audience isn't alone in cheering for Maury Povich.
A Michigan judge, inspired by watching the syndicated talk show "Maury," has sentenced several dozen men so far this year to watch the show as part of their probation for overdue child support. The defendants must watch the show and discuss episodes with their probation officer.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree s More..ays he took over the "deadbeat dads docket" in January after watching "too much of this terrible daytime TV" over the holidays.
Watching episodes of "Maury," he said Monday, "was an eye-opener for me," and inspired him to use the show to help defendants realize the error of their ways.
"They see that people who laugh at that show are laughing at them," he said. "I'm trying to hold up a mirror."
"Maury" often deals with parenthood and child support, including raucous segments featuri
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