Oct. 23 is “National Talk Show Host Day.” Who Was Your Favorite?
Lets celebrate "National Talk Show Host Day" by remembering some of the great (and little known) gabbers. Who was your favorite?
Dick Cavett (started 1968; won 10 Emmy Awards0
Sally Jessy Raphael (1983-1992)
Phil Donahue (20 year run; married Marlo Thomas)
Tom Snyder (Show called Tomorrow: ran 1973 to 1982; he died in 2007 at age 71)
Joey Bishop (his sidekick was a very young Regis Philbin)
David Brenner (his talk show was called Nightlife; house band led by Billy Preston)
Wally George (controversial talk show called The Hot Seat; studio only held 80 people)
Ricki Lake: (her show ran from1993 to 2004; was a #1 rated show in England also)
Betty White: (her talk show aired from 1977-1978 and was not a success)
Chevy Chase: (a failure that ran for just 5 episodes in 1993 on FOX)