90s 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 Best Cartoons of the '90s The Best Anime Series of All Time

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30 15
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

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29 15
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

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25 22
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver

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22 24
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

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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

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21 28
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

8
13 19
Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s

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11 24
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

10
9 23
Ricki Lake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Ricki Lake Ricki Lake

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9 26
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

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10 28
Good Morning America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Good Morning America Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Bianna Golodryga

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The Oprah Winfrey Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The Oprah Winfrey Show Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King

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6 22
Meet the Press is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Meet the Press David Gregory

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6 23
Extra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Extra Beth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero, Mark McGrath

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8 29
The O'Reilly Factor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
The O'Reilly Factor Bill O'Reilly^! Laura Ingraham^! Juan Williams

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7 27
Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Fox & Friends Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade, Maria Molina

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5 23
Face the Nation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Face the Nation Howard K. Smith, Lesley Stahl, Martin Agronsky

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6 27
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

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6 28
Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the '90s
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose

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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

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6 39
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