TV The Best Talk Shows of the '90s  

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The best 90s talk shows came in all shapes and sizes and played in vastly different arenas of subject matter. Here they are, ranked from best to worst by fan votes. Some of these top 90s talk shows were late-night sensations, while others gave everyone that was home during the day something to watch. 

What are some the series TV fans can expect to find on this best 1990s talk shows list? Though The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted in 1986, Winfrey truly became the queen of talk in the 1990s. The show received 47 Emmy Awards and helped to make history, when future talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, came out as a lesbian during a 1997 appearance. The View was another popular talk show that aired in the '90s. The Daily Show premiered with its original host, Craig Kilborn in 1996, but the show really hit its stride when Jon Stewart took over in 1999. Some other great series that are featured on this list include Entertainment Tonight, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The O'Reilly Factor.

So, in your opinion, what is the best 90s talk show? Vote up your favorites!
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The Tonight Show Starring John... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is a talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under The Tonight Show franchise from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. ...more

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Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. Late Show with David Letterman first aired in August 1993 with host David Letterman, who previously hosted Late Night ...more

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, ...more

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ...more

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20/20 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
20/20 Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Barbara Walters 20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes ...more

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The Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Jerry Springer Show Jerry Springer, Peter A Kelly, Steve Wilkos The Jerry Springer Show, also known as Jerry Springer, or just Springer, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. It is recorded at the Stamford ...more

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Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Inside the Actors Studio James Lipton Inside the Actors Studio is an American television show on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. It is produced and directed by Jeff Wurtz; the executive producer is James ...more

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Entertainment Tonight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Entertainment Tonight Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, Paris Hilton Entertainment Tonight, is a daily tabloid entertainment television news show that is syndicated by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States, in Canada on Global, and in many ...more

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Ricki Lake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Ricki Lake Ricki Lake Ricki Lake is a daytime tabloid talk show hosted by American actress Ricki Lake. The series debuted in syndication on September 13, 1993 and ended first-run episodes on May 21, 2004, though the ...more

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The Today Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Today Show Ann Curry, Anita Colby Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and ...more

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The O'Reilly Factor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The O'Reilly Factor Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Juan Williams The O'Reilly Factor, originally titled The O'Reilly Report from 1996 to 1998 and often called The Factor, is an American television talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by political ...more

The Best Cartoons of the '90s

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Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Good Morning America Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga The daily Good Morning America highlight clip. Brought to you by ABCNews.com.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Oprah Winfrey Show Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah ...more

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Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Fox & Friends Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Maria Molina Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues ...more

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Meet the Press is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Meet the Press David Gregory Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program that is broadcast on NBC. It is the longest-running program in American television history, though its current format bears ...more

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Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Face the Nation Howard K. Smith, Lesley Stahl, Martin Agronsky Face the Nation is an American Sunday morning political interview show that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Created by Frank Stanton in 1954, it is one of the longest-running news ...more

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Extra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Extra Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero, Mark McGrath Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities which debuted on September 5, 1994 in syndication. It was initially produced at Victory Studios in ...more

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Live! with Kelly and Michael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Live! with Kelly and Michael Kathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. Executive-produced by Michael Gelman, the show has aired since 1983 locally on ...more

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Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is syndicated on PBS and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose ...more

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The Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Craig Kilborn^! Kip Madsen^! Jay Phillips The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn is a comedy TV program.

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The View is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The View Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira, Debbie Matenopoulos The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more