Do you watch daytime or late night talk shows? Who is your favorite TV talk show host? Well, today we observe National TV Talk Show Host Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925-January 23, 2005) who is best known for the successful thirty-year run of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
Talk shows make us think, talk about and react to the subject matter that is discussed, no matter how bizarre the topics may be. From TV pioneers like Jack Paar and Johnny Carson to David Letterman, Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Phil Donahue, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Springer, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and James Corden just to name a few, like them or hate them they are definitely a part of our entertainment culture. Even though talk shows feature the most recognized personalities and current events, you may also see those occasional, hilarious wild animal kingdom segments that will leave your mouth open from the unrehearsed snafus.
TV Talk Show Host
Here’s a topic, grab a chair, let’s sit and chat
we may laugh, disagree or even get into a spat
monologues, news and jokes to entertain
from serious topics to sometimes the insane
comedians, politicians, and well-known celebrities
public figures, athletes and recognized personalities
in the morning, afternoon or on late night TV
without TV talk show hosts where would TV be?
© Kym Gordon Moore