Talk:Talk show

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Radio (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Radio, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Radio-related subjects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Television (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of television on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Origin of "Talk Show"[edit]

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".--46.115.20.210 (talk) 15:23, 30 July 2012 (UTC)