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  • Mike Douglas (1920 - 2006)
    Mike Douglas (August 11, 1920 – August 11, 2006) was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and television talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show).
  • Fritz Wetherbee
    Fred "Fritz" Wetherbee (born 1936) is a New Hampshire writer and television host. Fritz has been honored with five Emmy Awards. He was born July 3, 1936, and named for his grandfather Fred Minot We...
  • William Frank Buckley, Jr. (1925 - 2008)
    William Frank Buckley, Jr. (November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008) was an American conservative author and commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, which had a maj...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry
    Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry (born October 2, 1973; formerly known as Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell) is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on Afr...
  • Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and conservative commentator for the Fox News Channel. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily ...

Television talk show hosts are presenters of television talk shows. Talk shows had been broadcast on television since the earliest days of the medium. Joe Franklin, an American radio and television personality, hosted the first television talk show in 1951 on WJZ-TV. NBC's The Tonight Show is the world's longest-running talk show, having debuted in 1954, with host Steve Allen.

Television talk show series

The Daily Show (1996–present)

  • Craig Kilborn (1996–1998)
  • Jon Stewart (1999–present)

The Late Late Show (1995–2014)

  • Tom Snyder (1995–1999)
  • Craig Kilborn (1999–2004)
  • Craig Ferguson (2005–2014)

Late Night (1982–present)

The Talk (2010–2014)

The Tonight Show (1954–present)

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