As of 2015, talk shows that air from coast-to-coast include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Live! With Kelly and Michael,” “The Rachael Ray Show” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Most national talk shows are also syndicated around the world.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” features the comedian interviewing top celebrities, playing games with guests and audience members, and giving away prizes to deserving viewers. DeGeneres starts each show by delivering a monologue, and then dancing with the audience to music played by the in-house DJ. The show has won 36 Daytime Emmy Awards.
“Live! With Kelly and Michael” is a top-rated morning talk show on ABC hosted by Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa. The pair interview celebrity guests and engage in playful banter and skits. The show debuted nationally in 1988 with hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford.
“The Rachael Ray Show” features chef Rachael Ray interviewing celebrity guests, taking questions from a live audience, preparing meals and sharing culinary tips. The program, which debuted on CBS in 2006, also includes audience makeovers and musical performances.
“The Dr. Oz Show” features Dr. Mehmet Oz exploring medical issues and products, and interacting with audience members. Oz was a regular guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” before launching his own talk show in 2009. Oz won the 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Talk Show Host.