talk show

noun

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

The late-night talk show hosts for the first time have banned together to roast President Trump. Fox News, "Ingraham: Democrats racing to the left," 28 June 2018 In interviews on Sunday's talk shows, supporters of a conservative court pick often stopped short of saying that the president's nominee would sink Roe. Author: Robert Costa, David Weigel, Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump weighs top picks for Supreme Court amid last-minute maneuvering," 8 July 2018 John Lopez, from Sports Radio 610’s Inside the Loop sports talk show, was the emcee. John Mcclain, Houston Chronicle, "Former Oilers roast Robert Brazile to benefit children's center," 26 June 2018 The Milwaukee music festival has renewed a streaming agreement with the ABC talk show, which last year streamed select Summerfest performances at jimmykimmellivemusic.com. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' will again stream some Summerfest performances online," 21 June 2018 His bubblegum card includes news talk shows, sports TV shows that were largely improvisational, narration of baseball, basketball and football, and emcee of various events. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Leitner's absence is felt on Padres broadcasts," 4 June 2018 Years ago on David Letterman’s talk show, Steve Martin said the drug caused him to play poker online in the middle of the night without realizing it. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "No, Ambien did not make Roseanne Barr a racist," 30 May 2018 To prevent further unscripted interventions during the talk show, calls from viewers are now only aired exceptionally and after thorough vetting, according to people familiar with the procedures. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "Turkish Press Pay a Price for Independence," 26 May 2018 Producers of radio and television sports talk shows across the country have pitched shows that seek to simulate the vibe and tone of a barbershop sports debate. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Nick Saban, LeBron James Are Battling for Second When It Comes to Barbershop Content," 4 Apr. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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talk show

noun

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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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