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Star Hustler → Star Gazer

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanDec 12, 2008 12:17 PM

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I used to watch Jack Horkheimer's show when I was a kid back in the '80s. In fact, sometimes I would stay up late just to catch it. Today I found this out on Wikipedia:

Question: Why did you change the name of the show from 'JACK HORKHEIMER : STAR HUSTLER' TO 'JACK HORKHEIMER : STAR GAZER' ? Answer: The name was changed due to our presence on the internet. When people, especially children, were accessing our Star Hustler site by using a search engine, STAR HUSTLER was not the HUSTLER they got to link to...so, after some upset folks wrote to us calling attention to the situation we realized that like it or not, the word Hustler didn't have the same connotation as it did when the show began over two decades ago.

The changed occurred in 1997. Back then, before Google, these were major issues...I remember when Excite brought back a bunch of porn stars when I typed Shelby Steele into the search engine....

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