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The Best 1980s Talk Shows

Updated May 25, 2021 1.3k votes 246 voters 20.8k views24 items

List RulesVote up the best talk shows that aired new episodes between 1980 and 1989.

No matter what time slot they occupied, the best '80s talk shows delivered information that the public was hungry for. From top 1980s talk shows that revolutionized late-night television, to shows that found daytime audiences, and even primetime audiences. This list of the best talk shows of the '80s has been voted on a ranked by your votes.

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.

What are the best '80s talk shows? Did the shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 1980s talk shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the talk shows of the '80s you loved to watch rank.

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