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Talk 101

Discover the wild and wacky world of talk shows, from celebrity hosts on late night and daytime TV, to newscasters and interviews on the networks and throughout cable television. Find out why the talk show remains such a popular genre of television, how to get tickets to some of your favorite shows, and what's cooking in the days to come.
  1. Cancelled Talk Shows (74)
  2. Talk Show Emmy Awards (19)
  3. Talk Show Fun (87)
  4. Talk Show Perspectives (10)
  5. Talk Show Quotes (7)

10 Tips on how best to start an online Talk Show
Follow these 10 steps to get your online talk show off the ground. From what to consider before you launch to what to do afterward, here are the ten things you should think about.

David Brenner: The Greatest Guest of All-Time
Comedian David Brenner is widely believed to be the greatest talk show guest of all time, with more than 150 appearances on ‘The Tonight Show’ alone.

How to Be a Talk Show Host
If you are ready to become the next David Letterman or Oprah Winfrey, we present this simple process for how to become a talk show host.

Talk Show Perspectives 8: Reconsidering Jay Leno
As Tonight Show host Jay Leno bids adieu to the late show he has made No. 1 consistently, and heaped with a fair amount of controversy, we take a moment to reconsider the late night talk show host.

How To Start Your Own Talk Show
Have a good idea for a talk show? Want to produce your own? We’ll get you started with these simple tips and tricks.

How To Be a Talk Show Guest
Want to be on a TV talk show? Here are 5 quick tips that will help you get on a TV talk show as a guest.

‘The Mike Douglas Show’
Find out more about ‘The Mike Douglas Show,’ the legendary daytime talk show hosted by entertainer Mike Douglas.

Mike Douglas Biography
Discover more about legendary talk show host Mike Douglas.

Heart Disease and Talk Show Hosts
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among both men and women, so it should come as no surprise that talk show hosts like David Letterman and Regis Philbin are not immune to the deadly disease.

2011 Talk Show Season Premieres
Daytime and late night talk shows have a lot planned for the 2011 – 2012 season. It’s time to check in on our favorite shows and see what they’re planning for this ‘Oprah Winfrey’ free TV season.

Best Talk Show Awards 2011
About Talk Show readers responded to the inaugural Talk Show Awards poll, voting for “Best Talk Show,” “Best Daytime Talk Show Host,” “Best Late Night Talk Show Host,” “Best Talk Show Band,” and “Best Talk Show Sidekick.”

My Favorite Talk Show Moment of 2010 - Best Talk Show Moments of 2010
Everyone has their favorite talk show moment of 2010. What was yours? Share it with other readers and see what readers think is their favorite talk show moment of 2010.

Talk Shows, Hosts and 9/11

Many of our beloved talk shows are based in New York City. Shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night and Live with Regis & Kelly.

When the events of Sept. 11, 2001, took place, the terrorist attacks affected New York City talk shows like no other - though the tragedy of that day was felt from coast to coast. All went dark for some time. And after a few days passed, our TV foundation returned to the airwaves with heartfelt words of brotherhood, strength, compassion and hope. Here are some of the most memorable moments.

About Talk Shows – Primetime and Late Night Shows
When you think of the modern talk show, you conjure up an image born out of late night television: the host behind the desk, the celebrity guest, the monologue, the funny skit, the comedian and musical number.

About Daytime Talk Show Programs
Your guide to television’s most popular daytime talk shows, including shows by Dr. Phil, Ellen DeGeneres, Greg Behrendt, Jerry Springer, Maury Povich, Montel Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, Tyra Banks, and MTV’s Total Request Live.

About Morning Talk Show Programs
Your guide to television’s most popular morning talk shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and The View.

Watch Talk Shows Online for Free
Life's busy. You've got things to do. But you still don't want to miss your favorite talk show. Oprah 's on during the day while you're at work. Jimmy's on late at night while you're sound asleep (that'd be both Kimmel and Fallon ). If you're not DVRing your favorite show - or your DVR is refusing your orders - there's still a chance to catch Ellen and Letterman . You just gotta go online. And t…

Watch Talk Shows Online for Free
Life's busy. You've got things to do. But you still don't want to miss your favorite talk show. Oprah 's on during the day while you're at work. Jimmy's on late at night while you're sound asleep (that'd be both Kimmel and Fallon ). If you're not DVRing your favorite show - or your DVR is refusing your orders - there's still a chance to catch Ellen and Letterman . You just gotta go online. And t…

2009 TV Talk Show Season Premieres
The Fall 2009 TV Premiere Season for TV talk shows is upon us, and our favorite shows are planning some fun things. Check in to see when your favorite show starts.

2008 Fall Premiere Schedule
A rundown of season premiere dates for talk shows in 2008.

Bio Brief: Tim Russert, host of 'Meet the Press'
Tim Russert, former Meet the Press host, died on June 13, 2008, of a sudden heart attack. His biography reads like a roadmap to success – good parents, strong work ethic, love for life, and preparation, preparation, preparation.

Talking About the Writers Strike of 2007
When the Writers Guild of America went on strike in the fall of 2007, talk shows were the first ‘casualty’. Without writers crafting new jokes, gags and skits for monologues and comedy bits, shows like the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ and ‘The Tonight Show’ went dark immediately.

Tales from the Guest
You need three components to make up a successful talk show -- a personable host, a willing audience and spectacular guests. And while it all seems like it comes together like clockwork, there's a lot that goes into every talk show. So what's it like to be the guest, to be in the middle between the host and audience? Find out!

2010 TV Talk Show Season Premieres
Oprah’s final season. Dr. Phil takes on domestic violence. Dr. Oz. shares his cancer scare. What’s in store for your favorite talk show this season? Find out more.

The Most Annoying Talk Show Hosts Ever - The Talk Show Host That Annoys Me
About Talk Shows readers share who they think are the most annoying talk shows hosts of all time.

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