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Meet the Press (CBS)(1947-present) each week 4 Journalists question a Politician

Critic At Large (ABC)(1948-49) hosted by John Mason Brown (half hour Arts Discussion)

We, The People (CBS(1948-49)(NBC 1949-52)  Talk Show hosted by Dwight Weist / Dan Seymour

Maggi's Private Wire (NBC 1949)(CBS1950) 15 min talk show hosted by Maggi McNellis

Dinner at Sardi's (WOR-TV Ch 9 New York)(1949-51) Talk show hosted by Bill Slater

The Joe DiMaggio Show (NBC)(1950) Talk Show with Joe DiMaggio

Life with Linkletter (ABC)(1950-52) Talk Show with Art Linkletter

The Big Question (CBS)(1951) talk show. Moderator Charles Collingwood

The Joyce Matthews Show (CBS 1950)(DuMont 1951) talk show hosted by Joyce Matthews

Jacqueline Susann's Open Door (DuMont)(1951) Talk show hosted by Jacqueline Susann

Footlights and Kleiglights (NBC)(1951) Daytime Talk show hosted by Ben Gauer/Frank Farrell

The Carmel Myers Show (ABC/ WJZ-TV New York)(1951-52) Talk show hosted by Carmel Myers

The Laraine Day Show (ABC)(Summer 1951)(Saturday afternoon talk show)
Daydreaming with Laraine (ABC)(Summer 1951) Thursday evening talk show with Sports Personalities

Let's Take Sides (NBC) Talk Show, Moderator Nina Foch

 The Igor Cassini Show (NBC)(1953-54) Celebrity Talk show hosted by Igor Cassini
The Cassini Show
(NBC)(1954) Late Night Talk show hosted by Oleg and Igor Cassini

The Igor Cassini Show
(DuMont)(1955-56) Variety /Talk show hosted by Igor Cassini

The Tonight Show (NBC) (1954-57) Talk Show first host Steve Allen

Hollywood Exclusive (KNXT)(1954) Tuesday late night talk/interview show hosted by Army Archerd

Hollywood Preview (DuMont)(1955-56) talk show hosted by Conrad Nagel

M.G.M. Parade (ABC)(1955-56) Movie Interview/ Documentary series hosted by George Murphy & Walter Pidgeon

Night Beat (DuMont)(1956-58) Late Night Talk Show hosted by Mike Wallace & John Wingate

The Arlene Francis Show (NBC)(1957-58) Daytime Talk/ Magazine/ Features show hosted by Arlene Francis

The Mike Wallace Interview (ABC) (1957-60) Interview Show hosted by Mike Wallace

Edward R. Murrow: Small Word (CBS) (1958-60) Sunday Afternoon Discussion series hosted by Edward R. Murrow

The Ben Hecht Show (ABC)(1958-59)(Mon-Fri)(late night talk show)

The Mike Douglas Show (Group W for Syndication)(1961-81)(Mon-Fri)(talk show)

The Les Crane Show (ABC)(1964-65)(Mon-Fri) Late Night Discussion on Topical Issues

ABC's Nightlife (ABC)(1965)(Mon-Fri) Late Night Discussion on Topical Issues with Guest Hosts

The Young Set (ABC Daytime)(1965)(Mon-Fri) host Phyllis Kirk

Dateline: Hollywood (Richard Brill Prod/ABC Daytime)(1967)(Mon-Fri)(30 min) Celebrity Interview show hosted by Joanna Barnes

The Ed Nelson Show (Syndicated)(1969)(Mon-Fri)(90 min talk show)

Allen Ludden's Gallery (Syndicated)(1969)(Mon-Fri) (90 min talk show)

Life with Linkletter (NBC)(1969-70) Talk Show with Art Linkletter

The Dennis Wholey Show (NBC-Synd)(1969-70) Variety-Talk Show

Della! The Della Reese Show (Syndicated)(1969-70)(Mon-Fri)(60 min talk show)

The Real Tom Kennedy Show (CBS Daytime)(1970)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Daytime talk show)

Dinah's Place (NBC)(1970-74) Daytime Talk Show with Dinah Shore

Day at Night (PBS)(1973)(3 shows per week)(30 min Late Night Talk show hosted by James Day)

The Vin Scully Show (CBS Daytime)(1973)(Mon-Fri)(30 min Daytime Talk show)

The John Barbour Show (--)(1975-76)(Mon-Fri)(30 min talk show)

The John Davidson Show (Group W for Syndication)(1961-81)(Mon-Fri)(talk show)

Hour Magazine (Group W for Syndication)(1980-89)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Celebrity talk show hosted by Gary Collins)

Your New Day with Vidal Sassoon (Synd)(1980-81)(Mon-Fri)(30 min Daytime Talk show)

Tom Cottle: Up Close (Synd)(1982-83)(Mon-Fri)(30 min Daytime Interview show hosted by Tom Cottle

Thicke of the Night (Synd)(1983-84)(Mon-Fri)(90 min Late-Night Talk show hosted by Alan Thicke

Star's Table (CBN Cable Network)(1986)(Mon-Fri)(30 min Celebrity talk show)

The Late Show starring Joan Rivers (FOX Network)(1986-87)(Mon-Fri) also Arsenio Hall (1988) & Ross Shafer (1988)

At Rona's (NBC)(1989)(Mon-Fri)(30 min Morning Talk show hosted by Rona Barrett)

The Marsha Warfield Show (NBC)(1990-91)(Mon-Fri) (30 min Daytime talk show)

Into the Night with Rick Dees (ABC)(1990-91)(Mon-Fri) (late night talk show)

The Chuck Woolery Show (CBS Daytime)(1991)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Daytime talk show)

The Martin Short Show (Syndicated Daytime)(1999-2000)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Daytime talk show)

The Dennis Miller Show (Syndicated/Tribune)(1992)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Late Night talk show)

The Wayne Brady Show (Syndicated)(2002-2004)(Mon-Fri)(60 min Daytime talk show)

 

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