A talk show has one or more hosts talk about current issues, mostly having actors talk about their recent works or musicians playing their music. Depending on the show, there may be human interest stories. There is a mixture of genders, with some of them being hosted by men and others being hosted by women. A select few have one of each. Honestly, almost every talk show during the day hosted by a guy who's not Anderson Cooper isn't worth watching, although I haven't seen enough of them to know for sure. All I know is that The Jerry Springer Show was ranked as the number one worst TV show ever. Maury is almost as pointless and Dr. Phil may be good, but I don't know for sure. I will now tell you about some of them in no particular order.
The Talk: Where to find it- 1:00 Central on CBS. Edit as needed for your time zone. What's it like- It's an interesting talk show hosted by five women. It actually airs live unlike most talk shows which are filmed live, but have editing applied before it airs. They talk about current issues as well as interview guests. Notable People- Julie Chen, the host of Big Brother, is a co-host. Sara Gilbert from Roseanne is the creator of the show and a co-host. Sharon Ozbourne is also a co-host. Pros- This show can be quite amusing. It is much better than The View, although comparable to it. Cons- Like all talk shows, it can lose its edge when the guests come on. Since the show is only on CBS, they tend to favorite guests on CBS shows. Some of the issues addressed are quite trivial to anyone without a www.twitter.com account. Outcome: A great show that you might find interesting. It's my favorite talk show with an A+.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Where to find it- It is syndicated so you'll find it at different times on different channels but it might not be in your region. What's it like- This is also another good talk show which has won awards featuring people with their moments of fame, celebrities, and strange games played by the audience or guests. Pros- This is a good talk show where no one is the victim of the jokes. It is very funny and normally always appropriate. Also, the guests are almost always interesting unlike other shows where the coolness of the show ends when they come on. Cons- You might not like the political views that sometimes pop up or the gay rights views. Also, it is very random sometimes and hard to keep up with if you don't watch it all the time since there are constant references to other episodes. Outcome: Watch it if you like it. I give it an A-.
The Dr. Oz Show: Where it find it- It is syndicated and a spin-off of Oprah. What's it like- The famous doctor talks about health problems that you may not know about and what you should do about it. Pros- You might learn something. Cons- It's hard to know what really a problem worth worrying about or not is. Outcome: Not worth your time. I give it a D.
Live with Kelly: Where to find it- It is syndicated and is aired and filmed live at 9:00. It might be in your region. What's it like- Kelly Ripa hosts this show although they are looking for a co-host to share the hosting duties with her. For some odd reason, it has to be a guy and can't be a woman like her. It's first half has no break; its second half has short segments and lots of breaks. Pros- You might like it. It has a certain beat to it from show to show where almost nothing changes. Cons- The format is annoying. If you missed an episode, you'll probably never see it again. It is mostly geared at women and not men. Outcome: Take it or leave it. I give it a B-.
The 700 Club: Where to find it- It is syndicated so you'll have to search for it or you may not have it at all. What's it like- Pat Robertson as well as other people, host a Christian show full of the wonders of God and other interesting stories with guests, some famous. Pros- You hear great stories about miracles and how some people were turned to Christ. Cons- I used to watch this, well, religiously, but haven't seen it in a while. Their political views are off-putting to those of the other party. Sometimes it seems less like a confession of faith and more like the rants of a crazy man. Outcome: Take it or leave it. I give it a C+.
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