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The Best Talk Shows of the '80s

Updated 4 Oct 2019 1.2k votes 207 voters 16.0k views24 items

List RulesVote up the best talk shows that aired in the '80s

These are the very best 1980s talk shows, ranked from best to worst by TV fans all over the world. 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.

What are some shows one can expect to find on this 1980s talk shows list? 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. The Oprah Winfrey Show is another popular talk show that premiered in the decade.

Metalheads got a chance to see interviews with their favorite musicians on MTV's '80s talk show, Headbangers Ball. Other great series that are featured on this top 1980s talk shows list include Nightline, The 700 Club, and Good Morning America.

So, Which '80s talk show is the best? Be sure to vote up your favorites and get in on the conversation in the comments section!
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