It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows

It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
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Charles Perez Actor Interviewee 1 1000002
Cristina Saralegui Actor Interviewee 1 1000003
Dick Cavett Actor Interviewee 1 1000004
Dr. Joyce Brothers Actor Interviewee 1 1000005
Ed McMahon Actor Interviewee 1 1000006
Howie Mandel Actor Interviewee 1 1000007
Jenny Jones Actor Interviewee 1 1000008
Jerry Springer Actor Interviewee 1 1000009
Joan Rivers Actor Interviewee 1 1000010
Mike Douglas Actor Interviewee 1 1000011
Mike Wallace Actor Interviewee 1 1000012
Montel Williams Actor Interviewee 1 1000013
Morton Downey Jr. Actor Interviewee 1 1000014
Pat Sajak Actor Interviewee 1 1000015
Regis Philbin Actor Interviewee 1 1000016
Sally Jessy Raphael Actor Interviewee 1 1000017
Sam Donaldson Actor Interviewee 1 1000018
Steve Allen Actor Interviewee 1 1000019
Don Cambou Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Amy Briamonte Executive Producer (A&E) 174 3000002
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Synopsis
Documentary that examines the phenomenon of talk shows. The program takes viewers back to the early days of TV, when talk shows were either daytime "chat shows" full of helpful hints or nighttime celebrity shows with famous people discussing their lives. That simple formula began to change as television matured. Today, with more media outlets to grab the viewer's attention, talk shows have "turned up the volume."