Talk:Joe Franklin

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350,000 guests during a 43 year run is obviously way off. If he had a show each and every day of thoses years, he would need 22 interviews each show.

  • You are right, it is beeing corrected.

Joe has one son named Bradley. His wife, Lois, lives in Florida.

What in god's name is this monstrosity of a paragraph that goes on for half a page? My eyeballs hurt.

Jeez Christ wth is this gargantuously painful remark? My earballs wane. And the header of this section is uselessly over-precise.

Bevridges by Hoffmann. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Sarah Silverman Joke[edit]

"filed a defamation lawsuit against Silverman in California which was settled out of court." The source for this does not support the claim that a lawsuit was filed in California or anywhere else, nor the claim that a settlement was made. All internet claims of this lead back to Wikipedia. The NYT source and another mention in the NYT a month later only say that Franklin was considering a lawsuit. My guess is that no lawsuit was ever filed, there was no lawsuit to settle, and any informal "settlement" was simply, "I'm sorry, Joe." At any rate, until a source is dug up that is not obviously just a quote from Wikipedia, this should be deleted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

  • I changed it to reflect the source. Thanks for taking the time to look at this. --Allen (talk) 02:45, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

All I got to say is...[edit]

If somebody doesn't get a documentary made about that office before he dies, the world will be a poorer place.


I have heavily edited this article and removed all unrefernced sections and all the autobiographical puffery. This article sounds like it was written by one of Joes PR people. Ridernyc (talk) 07:53, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

What, you don't want it should sound like Joe Franklin? Listen, my friend. "Terse" is not the name of the game in this situation, if you catch my drift. How many afternoons, home sick from school in the Fifties, would I lie in bed watching these unknown people, wondering when something would happen, or even when one of Joe Franklin's introductory sentences would end? Leave the article alone. Editing it doesn't need. Hemingway this is not. And be well. Profhum (talk) 05:49, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

What's the show?[edit]

Currently, the entire Career section reads as follows:

At 14, Franklin began writing skits for The Kate Smith Hour and at 16, Franklin officially began his entertainment career as a record picker on radio sensation Martin Block's Make Believe Ballroom where he became known as "The Young Wreck with the Old Records".[citation needed] He was considered to be an authority on popular culture of the first half of the 20th century, including silent films. He was called "The King of Nostalgia" and "The Wizard of Was" for focusing on old-time show-business personalities. Franklin was also a pioneer in promoting products such as Hoffman Beverages and Canada Dry ginger ale on the air. A&E's documentary It's Only Talk, The Real Story Of America's Talk Shows credits Franklin as the creator of the television talk show. Franklin was listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest running continuous on-air TV talk show host, more than a decade longer than Johnny Carson's run.[3]

After retiring from his television show, Franklin concentrated on his overnight radio show, playing old records on WOR-AM on Saturday evenings and mentoring thousands of aspiring entertainers who for decades sought an audience with him at his notoriously cluttered Times Square office. Franklin's celebrity interviews, known as "Nostalgia Moments", appeared daily on the Bloomberg Radio Network until mid-January 2015, shortly before his death.[4]

It appears, reading this, that Franklin hosted some show, for a very long time. But what is the name fo the show? How can this entire two paragraph section not mention this show's title? I go back to the intro section, and it's not there, either. You know, there might possibly be a few readers of Wikipedia who weren't around back in the 1950s, so they might not remember the title. Can someone add this, please? Unschool 07:34, 29 December 2016 (UTC)