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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.
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Talk Show Perspectives 9: How to Win (and Lose) a Talk Show Audience

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.

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Talk Show Perspectives No. 3
This time, in Talk Show Perspectives, we talk about Jenny McCarthy joining The View. Talk Show Perspectives, from About Talk Shows, gives you thoughts and opinions on recent late night and daytime talk show news.

Talk Show Perspectives No. 4
This time, in Talk Show Perspectives, we talk about the 2013 talk show season, including the shift in late night television and the overcrowding of daytime talk.

5 Greatest Talk Show Guest Hosts
From David Brenner to Craig Ferguson, here are 5 of the most famous talk show guest hosts to ever get behind the desk.

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.

Talk Show Perspectives
Talk Show Perspectives, from About Talk Shows, gives you thoughts and opinions on recent late night and daytime talk show news.

Quotes about Talk Shows
Talk show hosts are known for being quotable. Whether it’s funny, inspirational or just about what’s going on today, all or favorite daytime and prime-time hosts like to say something catchy that gets repeated for years.

Our favorite daytime talk show quotes
Daytime talk show hosts, like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, have given us some of the best advice, funniest quotes and inspirational moments. They have also given us some of the most thought-provoking. Here are a few.

Our Favorite Late Night Quotes
Whether they’re funny or inspirational, off-the-wall or on-the-nose, late night talk show hosts like David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jon Stewart are known for never pulling a punch. Here are some of our favorite quotes from them.

Inspirational Talk Show Quotes
We’ve compiled some of the best inspirational quotes from our favorite talk show hosts, including Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres and many more.

Our Favorite Funny Talk Show Quotes
Talk show hosts like David Letterman and Jay Leno are known for their funny quotes. But who knew Oprah and Rachael Ray could be so clever? Here are a few of our favorite funny quotes.

Talk Show Holiday Quotes
We’ve compiled some of the best holiday quotes from our favorite talk show hosts, including Christmas quotes, New Year’s quotes, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day quotes.

Top 5 Funny Talk Show Movie Parodies
Hey, talk show hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon do more than crack jokes. They make some pretty funny movie parodies, too. Here are five of our favorites.

Top 5 Talk Show Predictions for 2013
About Talk Shows peers into its crystal ball to find out what 2013 holds for the world of daytime and late night talk shows

Top 5 Talk Show Moments of 2012
What was the most talked about talk show moment in 2013? Ann Curry leaving ‘The Today Show’? Stephen Colbert running for president? Arsenio Hall coming back to late night TV? Find out!

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.

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!

The Buzz! (Vol. 1, No. 6)
Welcome to the 'The Buzz!' where you'll find out all about TV talk shows, from who's talking about what, to who's being talked about. We cover everything from late night talk shows to daytime chat fests. Oprah, Letterman, Leno, Conan, Ellen, Springer -- they're all here.

Talk Show Buzz! Vol. 1, No. 5
What's the latest talk show news? You can find out by reading this week's issue of 'The Buzz!' This week we talk about Steve Irwin and several talk shows' tributes to The Crocodile Hunter, the debut of 'The Greg Behrendt Show', and David Letterman's new deal!

The Buzz! <br>Vol 1, No. 4
What's the latest talk show news? You can find out by reading this week's issue of 'The Buzz!' This week we talk about The Emmys, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show's stellar win; Live with Regis and Kelly's Relly Awards; The Today Show's Meredith Vieira's thoughts on The View; and Johnny Carson's childhood home.

Talk Show Buzz -- Emmy Editioin
Who will top the talk shows as best host for this year's 58th Annual Emmy Awards? Will it be The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien or Real Time with Bill Maher? Talk Show Buzz predicts the winner!

The Buzz! [br](Vol. 1, No. 3)
"Talk Show Buzz" is a weekly column delving into the watercooler stories of the talk show world. For the fan, for the casual reader, for the industry pro, "The Buzz" covers everyone from Letterman to Leno, Jon Stewart to James Lipton, The Best Damn Sports Show Period to The View.

The Buzz! (vol. 1, issue 2)
Talk Show Buzz for July 10, covering Star Jones Reynolds departure from The View and Conan O'Brien's high school commencement address.

Talk Show Buzz
In any given week, three dozen celebrities, a basket full of musical guests and a gaggle of comics will chat with a baker's dozen hosts. Who can keep up with it all? You can, for one, via Talk Show Buzz. This weekly rundown of all the events that are bound to be talked about will keep you informed -- and ready for the watercooler!

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.

Talk Show Perspectives No. 2
In this second installment of Talk Show Perspectives, About Talk Shows’ opinion column, we talk about Barbara Walters retirement, who else should schedule their retirement, and other thoughts and opinions on recent late night and daytime talk show news.

Top 6 Charlie Sheen Talk Show Comedy Moments
Charlie Sheen is comedy gold for talk shows like ‘Ellen’ and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ who spoof the actor and his manic ravings.

5 Foreign Talk Shows You Should Know

5 More Foreign Talk Shows You Should Know

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