More proof we are getting old; Judge Wapner from The People’s Court, dead at 97.

Yes, the news is that Judge Joseph Wapner, the TV judge who presided over the original “judge-TV” show The People’s Court, and who paved the way for Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and the rest of these other famous TV judges, has died

I know, I know: you thought he was already dead. Still, it is sad news for TV fans who remember watching this show in afternoon syndication.