If you are planning a trip to New York and you are a talk show fan, here’s a quick list of the most popular shows that film in that city and information about each.
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The Late Show with David Letterman
, arguably the heir to Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show
, tapes weekdays from the Ed Sullivan Theater, located at 1697-1699 Broadway between West 53rd and West 54th Streets, in Manhattan.
The show is recorded twice Mondays, at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The second taping usually broadcasts on Friday. The show tapes Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 4:30 pm.Ticket Info.
Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has brought The Tonight Show
back to New York. The iconic program is filmed at 30 Rockefeller Center, near the studios of Fallon's former Late Night.
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The popular “fake news” program, The Daily Show
tapes around 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at NEP Studio 52, at 733 11th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets.
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Colbert mocks news pundits and talking heads on his satirical talk show, The Colbert Report
, which tapes at NEP Studio 54 in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
The show tapes Monday through Thursday later in the afternoon. Ticket Info
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Seth Meyers’ Late Night invites celebrity guests and musical acts to its studio at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Even though this show is new, expect getting tickets to be a challenge. Meyers is liable to be popular for a long time.
The always interesting, always newsworthy morning talk show, The View
features celebrities, politicians, special guests and lots of opinion. It tapes 320 West 66th Street in Manhattan.
The show airs live from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Ticket Info
If you like your morning talk on the light side and with a good cup of coffee, Regis and Kelly are for you. Check them out when you’re in town at 7 Lincoln Square. Easiest entrance? Through the ABC building/entrance at the South East corner of W. 67 and Columbus Ave. (Across from the Starbuck’s)
The show tapes live Monday through Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. Ticket Info
Good cooking, good chat and the bubbliest host on television. Hang out with Rach and her guests by heading to 222 East 44th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
The show tapes Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon and 4 p.m. Those going to the morning show should arrive at 10:15 a.m. Those going to the afternoon show should arrive at 2:15 p.m. Ticket Info
Though the program does not have a studio audience, the news and talk program is famous for its outdoor plaza, where fans and onlookers gather during the show’s four-hour morning broadcast. You can find The Today Show
studios at Rockefeller Plaza. The show is on the air from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Similar to The Today Show
welcomes visitors outside its studio windows. After you spend some time at 30 Rock, venture over to ABC’s Times Square Studios
to catch GMA
. You can’t miss it. There’s a giant video screen and rolling ticker tape right above the broadcast facility. The show tapes Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
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Your final stop on the morning news tour will take you to the GM Building Plaza, formerly known as The Early Show
Plaza, between 5th and Madison avenues, near 59th Street. Unique among the morning talk shows, visitors can stick around until after the program to get a backstage tour of the facilities - absolutely free
. The show tapes Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.