talk show


talk show

noun

: a radio or television program in which usually well-known people talk about something or are interviewed

Full Definition of TALK SHOW

:  a radio or television program in which usually well-known persons engage in discussions or are interviewed

Examples of TALK SHOW

  1. She asked the actor to appear on her talk show.

First Known Use of TALK SHOW

1965

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talk show

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Radio or television program in which a well-known personality interviews celebrities and other guests. The late-night programs hosted by Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien have emphasized entertainment, incorporating interludes of music or comedy. Other talk shows have focused on politics (see David Susskind), controversial social issues or sensationalistic topics (Phil Donahue), and emotional therapy (Oprah Winfrey). See also Merv Griffin; Larry King; Jack Paar.

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