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When was the very expression "Talk Show" introduced the first time? Since when is it in common use and who did coin it? Was e.g. "The Tonight Show" in the 1950s already announced as "Talk Show"?
Background of the subject: In Germany it is widely believed, that "Talkshow" is a pseudo-anglicism, invented for the first German TV Talk Show by Dietmar Schönherr in 1973 (translated title of the show: "The later the night..." derived from the German saying "The later the night the sweeter the guests", and for the guests of that show some different adjectives were to be used, which became a running gag in the next day's reviews). It is also said, that in this time the commonly used English term was "Hosted Show". But this expression could not be adopted to German, because "host" or "hosted" confuses with the German word for a consecrated wafer as it does in English, too, and it could be mistranslated as a kind of "Holy Communion Show". In German "host" has only that meaning and so a new term had to be found. But maybe it is just a legende to bring Dietmar Schönherr in disrepute for being a very conflicting personality who e.g. called both himself and his hosting job in following the term "Talk Show" "The/Your Talkmaster".--220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:23, 30 July 2012 (UTC)