talk show


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 in a Sentence

She asked the actor to appear on her talk show.

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Walsh won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave but lost reelection in 2012 and has since hosted his talk show. Emily Tillett, CBS News, "Joe Walsh, Republican candidate challenging Trump, says he lost his radio show," 27 Aug. 2019 Winfrey also reportedly owns homes in California, Colorado, Florida and New Jersey -- as well as in Chicago, the city where her talk show was based for many years. Fox News, "Oprah Winfrey 'immediately' granted access to private road for Hawaii fire evacuations, she says," 12 July 2019 He's appeared on her afternoon talk show several times. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "These 7 Facts About Kalen Allen Will Make You Stan Him," 26 June 2019 When a Pennsylvania valedictorian had his microphone cut two years ago, after admittedly going off script and criticizing his school, Jimmy Kimmel invited him on his ABC talk show to finish it. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: New high school trend: Viral gradu-shaming speeches," 16 June 2019 That's not to mention BET's The Rundown With Robin Thede, which made history with the first woman of color as a late night host, and Busy Philipps' talk show on E!, though both shows were canceled. Jennifer Konerman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Where's the Variety in the Variety Talk Race?," 15 Aug. 2019 In another medium, these dilemmas could easily come off as a certain kind of erotic cliché, sensational filler for advice columns and daytime talk shows. Sydney Bucksbaum,, "Lisa Taddeo's Three Women book becoming Showtime series," 26 July 2019 There were newspaper reports; there were radio talk shows that talked about the yellow peril and the menace. Cassa Niedringhaus, The Denver Post, "Protesters gather outside Boulder business with lucrative ICE contracts: “We can stand up”," 27 June 2019 In addition to his newspaper work, McClain has been a longtime contributor to radio sports talk shows on KTRH (740 AM) and KILT (610 AM) and regularly appears on other stations throughout the country. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Longtime Chronicle NFL writer John McClain to be inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame," 5 June 2019

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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

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