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Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America (Greenwood Icons Series)

Icons of Talk: The Media Mouths That Changed America (Greenwood Icons Series)

by Donna L. Halper


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ISBN-13: 9780313343810
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Series: Greenwood Icons Series
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Donna L. Halper is a well-known media historian with expertise in broadcasting and social history. She has been a guest on the History Channel, PBS and NPR, and her research has been quoted in numerous publications. She has spent over 25 years as an educator and over 30 years as a broadcaster and is the author of three books, including Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting (2001).

Table of Contents

List of Photos

Series Foreword



Part 1: How the Talk Show Was Born: The History of a Genre

Part 2: The Icons

Steve Allen

Johnny Carson

James Dobson

Don Francisco [AU needs to verify spelling of last name.]

Herb Jepko

Larry King

Jay Leno

David Letterman

Rush Limbaugh

Joe Pyne

Randi Rhodes

Cristina Saralegui

Dr. Laura Schlesinger

Ed Schultz

Tavis Smiley

Tom Snyder

Jerry Springer

Howard Stern

Jerry Williams

Oprah Winfrey

Appendix A: Timeline: What Were People Talking About?

Appendix B: 10 Talk Show Hosts That Almost Made It


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