Since the early days of television, talk show hosts have been among the most popular personalities in the medium. From TV pioneers like Jack Paar and Johnny Carson to daytime legends like Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey to late night talkers like Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel, here is a look at the famous hosts who have talked the talk on TV.
Wendy Williams told viewers that she would be taking three weeks off from hosting her talk show on her doctor’s recommendation due to Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that can overstimulate the thyroid leading to hair loss, fatigue, anxiety and elevated blood pressure.
In a rousing #MeToo Golden Globes’ lifetime achievement award acceptance speech, Oprah Winfrey tipped her hat to the free press and women who have been abused by men in power, suggesting that “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have.”
The ‘Boston Globe’ published an exposé with multiple guests claiming TV psychiatrist Dr. Phil McGraw staff members enabled their substance addictions to boost ratings. Dr. Phil declined to comment; a spokesperson said the claims were “unequivocally untrue.”
For the second straight week in a row, NBC's ‘Today’ show, led by Savannah Guthrie, topped ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ in Nielsen ratings. GMA topped all but one week of 2017 until Matt Lauer was fired on November 28 for sexual assault allegations.
Comedy legend David Letterman was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor which "recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain."