60s TV The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s  

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The sixties were a much simpler time in television. Especially when compared to today's multi-platform, basic cable, premium cable, cord-cutting complexities. Back then, the talk show reigned supreme. These are the best1960s talk shows, ranked from best to worst. Some of these talk shows aired in late-night, while others had A.M. time slots. A few of the very best 60s talk shows went on to become cultural phenomenons and changed the way TV is thought about and made forever..

What series will you find on this best 1960s talk shows list? The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson premiered in 1962 and continued to be a favorite with viewers for the next 30 years. It set the bar for generations of late-night shows to follow. The Merv Griffin Show was another good talk show that aired in the 1960s. Meet the Press has been a go-to source for political pundits from 1947 to this day. 

Do you have a favorite talk show from the 1960s? What, in your opinion, is the best 60s talk show?Vote up your choices!
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The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson

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25 11
The Dick Cavett Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Dick Cavett Show Leigh French

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18 7
The Mike Douglas Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Mike Douglas Show Shirley Temple, Mike Douglas

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17 7
American Bandstand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
American Bandstand Dick Clark

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14 5
The Dean Martin Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Dean Martin Show Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise

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18 9
The Jack Paar Tonight Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s

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12 4
The Merv Griffin Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s

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16 8
The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Today Show Ann Curry, Anita Colby

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9 5
The Jackie Gleason Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Jackie Gleason Show Tina Louise, Bettie Page, Jackie Gleason

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11 8
The Phil Donahue Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Phil Donahue Show Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton

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8 6
Tonight Starring Steve Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s

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7 5
The Joey Bishop Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Joey Bishop Show Don Knotts, Marlo Thomas, Joey Bishop

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6 4
The Joan Rivers Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Joan Rivers Show Joan Rivers

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7 6
Meet the Press is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
Meet the Press David Gregory

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5 4
Firing Line is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
Firing Line William F. Buckley^! Jr.

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4 5
Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
Face the Nation Howard K. Smith, Lesley Stahl, Martin Agronsky

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2 5
The Late Late Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s
The Late Late Show Pat Kenny, Ryan Tubridy, Gay Byrne

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3 10
Washington Week is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 1960s