Talk & Interview TV Shows

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About Talk & Interview

In its most basic sense, a TV talk show involves a host who interviews a series of guests. The talk show is one of the oldest of TV genres, and some of today's talk shows still resemble the talk shows of TV's early days. Over the decades, however, the talk-show genre has splintered and evolved along several different tracks, so that now there are several distinct varieties of talk show.

"The Tonight Show" on NBC has aired continuously since 1954, making it the longest-running talk show on TV. "The Tonight Show" is responsible for developing the format of the late-night talk show, which typically includes an opening monologue, interviews, musical performances and comedy skits. This format is still followed by most late-night talk shows, including those hosted by David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

Early-morning talk shows are typically more news-oriented, although they traditionally also include interviews, musical performances and lifestyle features; "Today" and "Good Morning, America" are popular examples of this subgenre. Talk shows that air later in the day are less likely to delve into news or current events, instead focusing on celebrity interviews, lifestyle features and self-help topics; Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres have hosted immensely popular examples of this subgenre.

Politically-oriented talk shows on cable news networks - and on Sunday morning on broadcast networks - usually stay away from entertainment and lifestyle topics and stick to serious matters. Politically-oriented comedy talk shows, like "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report," however, bridge the gap between entertainment and political talk.

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Dr. Phil Show
Dr. Phil Show
The Talk
The Talk
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
The View
The View
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Conan
Conan
PBS Newshour
PBS Newshour
UnSung
UnSung
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Fashion Police
Fashion Police
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer
The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Chew
The Chew
NBC TODAY Show
NBC TODAY Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Maury
Maury
Big Brother After Dark
Big Brother After Dark
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman
TEDTalks
TEDTalks
The Five
The Five
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
O'Reilly Factor
O'Reilly Factor
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
Barack Obama's Address To Congress Speech
A Football Life
A Football Life
That Metal Show
That Metal Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Rachel Maddow Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show
Watch What Happens: Live
Watch What Happens: Live
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
Airplane Repo
Airplane Repo
Flea Market Flip
Flea Market Flip
All Access
All Access
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Doctors
The Doctors
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
106 and Park
106 and Park
The Kelly File
The Kelly File
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley
The Huckabee Show
The Huckabee Show
Fight Night
Fight Night
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
The Soup
The Soup
The Dr. Oz Show
The Dr. Oz Show
Live! with Kelly
Live! with Kelly
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Feherty
Feherty
Inside the Actors Studio
Inside the Actors Studio
Dish Nation
Dish Nation
Threesome
Threesome
At the Movies
At the Movies
The Suze Orman Show
The Suze Orman Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
Nancy Grace
Nancy Grace
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
College Football on CBS
College Football on CBS
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Larry King Now
Larry King Now
Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360
The Steve Harvey Project
The Steve Harvey Project
PewDiePie
PewDiePie
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Katie
Katie
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
The Graham Norton Show
The Graham Norton Show
The Real
The Real
Comedy Central Roast
Comedy Central Roast
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Smosh
Smosh
CFB on FOX
CFB on FOX
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
VICE News
VICE News
On Cinema
On Cinema
Food Court Wars
Food Court Wars
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
MANswers
MANswers
Red Eye
Red Eye
L.A. Hair
L.A. Hair
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly
Tattoo Nightmares
Tattoo Nightmares
The Live Show
The Live Show
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles