A talk show (American and Australian English) or chat show (British) is a television program or radio program where one person (or group of people) discuss various topics put forth by a talk show host.
Usually, guests consist of a group of people who are learned or who have great experience in relation to whatever issue is being discussed on the show for that episode. Other times, a single guest discusses their work or area of expertise with a host or co-hosts. A call-in show takes live phonecalls from callers listening at home, in their cars, etc. Sometimes, guests are already seated but are often introduced and enter from backstage. Gay Byrne, Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson,, Dick Cavett, Ed Sullivan, Oprah Winfrey, Rush Limbaugh, and Mosunmola Abudu have hosted notable talk shows; in many cases, the shows have made their hosts famous.
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Famous quotes containing the words talk show, show and/or talk:
“Talk shows are proof that conversation is dead.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)
“You show up
and you rattle off endearments.
thats where your goodness stops,
and tell me this:
Who can show somebody
the workings of the heart
by tearing it in two?”
—Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)
“[A]s I am pretty well acquainted by great Opportunities with the Nature of Man, and know of a Truth, that all Men fight against their Will, the Danger vanishes, and Resolution rises upon this Subject. For this Reason I shall talk very freely on a Custom which all Men wish exploded, tho no Man has Courage enough to resist it.”
—Richard Steele (16721729)