Before “reality” TV was king, we had good old chair-throwing, baby daddy-finding out, wrasslin' with your mama daytime talk shows. Ah, those were the days. When you could smell the dirty laundry for miles as talk show hosts donned turtlenecks or red glasses and dumped fresh drama at our doorsteps every day, five, sometimes six days a week. You knew them well, your favorite 1990s daytime talk show hosts, but where are they today?
Geraldo got his nose broken, Jerry had to hire some bouncers, Maury helped people figure out where to send Father’s Day cards, and Montel helped people pick up the pieces. Jenny made you over. Whoopi channeled her inner Barbara Walters. And Oprah managed to emerge unscathed from this shifty era as Queen of All Things. You get a mansion! And YOU get a mansion! But what became of the kinds and queens of '90s daytime talk?Some of these television hosts have gone on to great things, while others have preferred to stay out of the limelight. Take a look at these '90s TV stars in their daytime heydays, and see what they're up to now!
Out of the daytime pack, Sally and her red glasses made for one of the more dignified shows, relatively speaking. The Sally Jesse Raphael Show had a nice long run from 1982 to 2002. Raphael simultaneously hosted her own radio show and had nearly 18 hours of TV and radio time per week, making her the only woman to do so at the time.Fun fact: The red glasses were a fluke. For the show's debut, Raphael needed glasses to read questions and ran next door to the studio to a pharmacy. She could only find red ones that did the trick. The producers didn't like them but audiences loved them, so the red glasses stayed.