National TV Talk Show Host Day

National TV Talk Show Host Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on October 23rd and recognizes the television hosts that keep us entertained and also, on occasion, keep us informed of what’s going on in the world.

Although it’s nearly impossible to list all of the television hosts that took to the air over the past 70+ years, we can list some of the most popular of all time. Some of the more popular TV hosts through history include David Letterman, Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Dick Cavett, Phil Donahue, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, Jack Paar, and Groucho Marx.

The History Of National TV Talk Show Host Day

We’re not quite sure who invented National TV Talk Show Host Day or exactly when it was created. We do know that this holiday has been around for a few years. We also know that this holiday is observed on the 23rd day of October because that was when Johnny Carson was born in 1925. Johnny Carson was the host of the Tonight Show for 30 years — from 1962 to 1992. He is considered by many to be the “King of Late Night TV.”

Some Cool Facts About TV Talk Shows

Okay, let’s take a few quick moments to learn a few things about TV talk shows. As we researched this holiday, we thought it would be pretty cool to also research some facts that people might not know about talk shows. We would like to now present those facts to anyone and everyone interested.

  • Tickets to talk shows are free and available to everyone. However, they’re not always easy to get.
  • Morning talk shows usually film in the morning, but late-night shows don’t film at night.
  • The first TV talk show was hosted by Joe Franklin and began in 1951.

Observing National TV Talk Show Host Day

This day is pretty simple and probably involves doing something that many people already do: watching TV talk shows. It can be a current talk show or it can be one that used to be popular.

Even some of the oldest talk shows can now be found thanks to the Internet, so they can be found rather easily. Whatever talk show a person chooses to watch should be talked about online as well. Let us all know what you’re watching using the hashtag #TVTalkShowHostDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
October 23 Monday
Next year (2024)
October 23 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
October 23 Sunday
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