talk shows

Why the Time Is Right for Conan O'Brien

It's not just that his new talk show Conan is attracting a huge audience -- more than 2.4 million for its first night -- but they're young as well. And advertisers are willing to pay a premium to reach these viewers because they're so difficult to find.

Even Jerry Springer Makes Fun of The Jerry Springer Show

Love him or hate him, there is no denying Jerry Springer's impact on popular culture. But the godfather of reality entertainment understands why The Jerry Springer Show turns off many viewers: It's not his cup of tea either. The talk show is just his job, but his passion remains politics.

More Oomph for Oprah Winfrey's New Network

Oprah Winfrey is a famously busy woman. And she's about to get even busier. The talk show queen has agreed to increase her on-air commitment to The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture owned equally by Oprah's production company, Harpo, and Discovery Communications.