Quiz: See If You Can Recognize All These 80s Talk Show Hosts

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Do you know all these famous faces?

Do you know your 80s talk show hosts like the back of your hand? Can you recall every single one of these big personalities?

 Sep 15, 2020

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NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Phil Donahue
Jerry Seinfeld
Paul Shaffer

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CBS
Pat Sajak
Nate Berkus
Bill Murray

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Studios USA Television Distribution
Gayle King
Sally Jessy Raphael
Ann Curry

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NBC
Jerry Springer
Burton Richardson
David Letterman

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CTV
Martin Bashir
Jack Paar
Alan Thicke

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ABC
Jerry Lewis
Maury Povich
Richard Lewis

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MCA Television
Morton Downey Jr.
George Stephanopoulos
Montel Willians

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NBC
David Brenner
Craig Ferguson
Charles Gibson

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NBC
David Muir
Byron Allen
Adam Curry

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Fox
Joan Rivers
Lesley Stahl
Anita Colby

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NBC
Craig Kilborn
David Gregory
Johnny Carson

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ABC
Howard K. Smith
Dick Clark
Martin Agronsky

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CBS
Ricki Lake
Diane Sawyer
Jenny Jones

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ABC
Wilton North
Jimmy Kimmel
Bill Maher

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ABC
Oprah Winfrey
Joy Behar
Barbara Walters

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CBS
David Brinkley
Merv Griffin
Sam Donaldson

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NBC
Rush Limbaugh
Lee Webb
Ed McMahon

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ABC
Ted Koppel
Jeremy Clarkson
Martin Lawrece

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ITV Studios
Carol Vorderman
Lara Spencer
Susan Howard Chrane

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WABC-TV
Calvert DeForest
Conan O’Brien
Regis Philbin

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WABC-TV
Rosie O’Donnell
Whoopi Goldberg
Kathie Lee Gifford

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CNN
Larry King
Richard Belzer
Jon Stewart

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Group W Productions
Dean Martin
Milton Berle
Mike Douglas

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King World Productions
Keene Ivory Wayans
Ahmad Rashad
Geraldo Rivera

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CBS
Skitch Henderson
Arsenio Hall
Robin Roberts
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Who doesn't love a good talk show?! From daytime programs to nightly specials, talk shows have always been one of the most popular television formats for a reason. In fact, talk shows exploded in the 1980s. Tabloid talk shows and "trash TV" became a thing. Syndication and cable meant there were far more places to set up a desk and couch. From top 1980s talk shows that revolutionized late-night television, to shows that found daytime audiences, and even primetime audiences, no matter what time slot they occupied, the greatest 80s talk shows delivered information that the public was hungry for. 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. And who could forget how Oprah revolutionized daytime chat shows, which every major network suddenly wanted to keep up with The Tonight Show on NBC. Other great series that are featured on this top 1980s talk shows list include Nightline, The 700 Club, and Good Morning America. But just how much do you really remember about these hit 80s talk shows and their hosts? Think you can identify the many hosts of 1980s talk shows? We're gathering some of them here. See if you can recognize them all by just one image. Only eagle-eyed fans will be able to get them all correct! Good luck!