Quiz: See If You Can Recognize All These 80s Talk Show Hosts

Do you know all these famous faces?

80s talk show host, tv, joan rivers, The Late Show with Joan Rivers
Fox
 Sep 15, 2020
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Question: 1/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Phil Donahue, The Phil Donahue Show
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Jerry Seinfeld
Phil Donahue
Paul Shaffer

Question: 2/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Pat Sajak, The Pat Sajak Show
CBS
Bill Murray
Pat Sajak
Nate Berkus

Question: 3/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Sally Jessy Raphael
Studios USA Television Distribution
Sally Jessy Raphael
Gayle King
Ann Curry

Question: 4/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, david letterman, The David Letterman Show
NBC
David Letterman
Burton Richardson
Jerry Springer

Question: 5/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Alan Thicke, The Alan Thicke Show
CTV
Martin Bashir
Alan Thicke
Jack Paar

Question: 6/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, jerry lewis, The Jerry Lewis Show
ABC
Richard Lewis
Maury Povich
Jerry Lewis

Question: 7/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Morton Downey Jr., The Morton Downey Jr. Show
MCA Television
George Stephanopoulos
Morton Downey Jr.
Montel Willians

Question: 8/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, David Brenner, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
David Brenner
Craig Ferguson
Charles Gibson

Question: 9/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Byron Allen, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
Byron Allen
David Muir
Adam Curry

Question: 10/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, joan rivers, The Late Show with Joan Rivers
Fox
Lesley Stahl
Anita Colby
Joan Rivers

Question: 11/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, johnny carson, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
David Gregory
Craig Kilborn
Johnny Carson

Question: 12/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, Dick Clark, The Dick Clark Show
ABC
Dick Clark
Martin Agronsky
Howard K. Smith

Question: 13/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Diane Sawyer, 60 minutes, tv
CBS
Ricki Lake
Jenny Jones
Diane Sawyer

Question: 14/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Bill Maher, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Jimmy Kimmel
Bill Maher
Wilton North

Question: 15/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


barbara walters, 20/20, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Joy Behar
Oprah Winfrey
Barbara Walters

Question: 16/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Merv Griffin, The Merv Griffin Show, 80s talk show host, tv
CBS
Sam Donaldson
David Brinkley
Merv Griffin

Question: 17/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Ed McMahon, 80s talk show host, tv
NBC
Ed McMahon
Lee Webb
Rush Limbaugh

Question: 18/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Ted Koppel, 20/20, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Jeremy Clarkson
Martin Lawrece
Ted Koppel

Question: 19/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Carol Vorderman, 80s talk show host, tv
ITV Studios
Susan Howard Chrane
Lara Spencer
Carol Vorderman

Question: 20/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Regis Philbin, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, 80s talk show host, tv
WABC-TV
Calvert DeForest
Conan O’Brien
Regis Philbin

Question: 21/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Kathie Lee Gifford, 80s talk show host, tv
WABC-TV
Whoopi Goldberg
Rosie O’Donnell
Kathie Lee Gifford

Question: 22/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Larry King, Larry King Live, 80s talk show host, tv
CNN
Jon Stewart
Larry King
Richard Belzer

Question: 23/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Mike Douglas, The Mike Douglas Show, 80s talk show host, tv
Group W Productions
Mike Douglas
Milton Berle
Dean Martin

Question: 24/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


Geraldo Rivera, Geraldo, 80s talk show host, tv
King World Productions
Ahmad Rashad
Keene Ivory Wayans
Geraldo Rivera

Question: 25/25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!


80s talk show host, tv, arsenio hall, The Arsenio Hall Show
CBS
Skitch Henderson
Arsenio Hall
Robin Roberts
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Who doesn't love a good talk show?! From daytime programs to nightly specials, talk shows have always been one of the most popular television formats for a reason. In fact, talk shows exploded in the 1980s. Tabloid talk shows and "trash TV" became a thing. Syndication and cable meant there were far more places to set up a desk and couch. From top 1980s talk shows that revolutionized late-night television, to shows that found daytime audiences, and even primetime audiences, no matter what time slot they occupied, the greatest 80s talk shows delivered information that the public was hungry for. In 1982, Late Night with David Letterman debuted on NBC, with his first guest being Bill Murray. The Caddyshack star sat down with Letterman many times over the years and even appeared on his final episode of The Late Show, which aired on CBS, in 2015. And who could forget how Oprah revolutionized daytime chat shows, which every major network suddenly wanted to keep up with The Tonight Show on NBC. Other great series that are featured on this top 1980s talk shows list include Nightline, The 700 Club, and Good Morning America. But just how much do you really remember about these hit 80s talk shows and their hosts? Think you can identify the many hosts of 1980s talk shows? We're gathering some of them here. See if you can recognize them all by just one image. Only eagle-eyed fans will be able to get them all correct! Good luck!