Television Talk:

A History of the TV Talk Show

By Bernard M. Timberg and Robert Erler ’60, ’66M.A. (University of Texas Press)


A behind-the-scenes view of talk shows and their hosts, from Edward R. Murrow to the hordes of hosts on TV today. Timberg view of the evolution of talk shows includes close-ups of such memorable moments Jack’s Paar’s walking off the set of The Tonight Show to one of Johnny Carson’s censored monologue routines. The book includes Erler’s “A Guide to Television Talk.”