talk show


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

Example Sentences

She asked the actor to appear on her talk show.
Recent Examples on the Web The sole satellite radio provider today, SiriusXM, has over 150 stations running 24/7, with content that includes uncensored album cuts, an exclusive channel from talk show maven Howard Stern, and live audio sports broadcasts. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2023 The decision to end the Monday-Friday talk show comes after the series has seen considerable ratings decline in recent years. William Earl, Variety, 3 Mar. 2023 The talk show host showed off some deep organization skills on Instagram Tuesday Share Tweet Pin Email Drew Barrymore is getting a head start on some Spring cleaning! Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2023 The virtual event is set for Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. ET via Vimeo, and fans who purchase a ticket are promised a copy of Harry’s book Spare, plus an opportunity to submit questions prior to the talk show-esque affair. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 1 Mar. 2023 Brett Favre's defamation lawsuit against talk show host Pat McAfee is no longer just talk. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 One reason for including the talk show opening, co-creator Craig Mazin explained on the official Last of Us podcast, was that the series was being released amid a real viral pandemic. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 27 Feb. 2023 As eight consecutive callers dialed into Erick Erickson’s conservative talk show on Atlanta radio one day in early February, none criticized Trump’s policies. Anchorage Daily News, 24 Feb. 2023 Over the past decade or so, there have been boatloads of such books, all of them ticking off one or more of these morning talk show tropes. Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of talk show was in 1965

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“Talk show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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talk show

: a radio or television program in which persons engage in discussions or are interviewed

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