Quiz: See If You Can Recognize All These 80s Talk Show Hosts

80s talk show host, tv, joan rivers, The Late Show with Joan Rivers
Fox

Do you know all these famous faces?

Do you know your 80s talk show hosts like the back of your hand? Can you recall every single one of these big personalities?

 Sep 15, 2020

1 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Phil Donahue, The Phil Donahue Show
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Paul Shaffer
Jerry Seinfeld
Phil Donahue

2 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Pat Sajak, The Pat Sajak Show
CBS
Bill Murray
Pat Sajak
Nate Berkus

3 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Sally Jessy Raphael
Studios USA Television Distribution
Ann Curry
Gayle King
Sally Jessy Raphael

4 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, david letterman, The David Letterman Show
NBC
Burton Richardson
David Letterman
Jerry Springer

5 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Alan Thicke, The Alan Thicke Show
CTV
Alan Thicke
Martin Bashir
Jack Paar

6 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, jerry lewis, The Jerry Lewis Show
ABC
Maury Povich
Richard Lewis
Jerry Lewis

7 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Morton Downey Jr., The Morton Downey Jr. Show
MCA Television
George Stephanopoulos
Montel Willians
Morton Downey Jr.

8 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, David Brenner, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
Charles Gibson
Craig Ferguson
David Brenner

9 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Byron Allen, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
David Muir
Byron Allen
Adam Curry

10 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, joan rivers, The Late Show with Joan Rivers
Fox
Joan Rivers
Anita Colby
Lesley Stahl

11 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, johnny carson, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
NBC
Johnny Carson
Craig Kilborn
David Gregory

12 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, Dick Clark, The Dick Clark Show
ABC
Martin Agronsky
Dick Clark
Howard K. Smith

13 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Diane Sawyer, 60 minutes, tv
CBS
Jenny Jones
Diane Sawyer
Ricki Lake

14 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Bill Maher, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel
Wilton North

15 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

barbara walters, 20/20, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Barbara Walters
Joy Behar
Oprah Winfrey

16 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Merv Griffin, The Merv Griffin Show, 80s talk show host, tv
CBS
David Brinkley
Merv Griffin
Sam Donaldson

17 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Ed McMahon, 80s talk show host, tv
NBC
Rush Limbaugh
Lee Webb
Ed McMahon

18 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Ted Koppel, 20/20, 80s talk show host, tv
ABC
Martin Lawrece
Jeremy Clarkson
Ted Koppel

19 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Carol Vorderman, 80s talk show host, tv
ITV Studios
Carol Vorderman
Susan Howard Chrane
Lara Spencer

20 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Regis Philbin, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, 80s talk show host, tv
WABC-TV
Calvert DeForest
Conan O’Brien
Regis Philbin

21 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Kathie Lee Gifford, 80s talk show host, tv
WABC-TV
Rosie O’Donnell
Whoopi Goldberg
Kathie Lee Gifford

22 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Larry King, Larry King Live, 80s talk show host, tv
CNN
Jon Stewart
Larry King
Richard Belzer

23 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Mike Douglas, The Mike Douglas Show, 80s talk show host, tv
Group W Productions
Milton Berle
Dean Martin
Mike Douglas

24 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

Geraldo Rivera, Geraldo, 80s talk show host, tv
King World Productions
Ahmad Rashad
Geraldo Rivera
Keene Ivory Wayans

25 of 25Name The 80s Talk Show Host!

80s talk show host, tv, arsenio hall, The Arsenio Hall Show
CBS
Skitch Henderson
Robin Roberts
Arsenio Hall
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Who doesn't love a good talk show?! From daytime programs to nightly specials, talk shows have always been one of the most popular television formats for a reason. In fact, talk shows exploded in the 1980s. Tabloid talk shows and "trash TV" became a thing. Syndication and cable meant there were far more places to set up a desk and couch. From top 1980s talk shows that revolutionized late-night television, to shows that found daytime audiences, and even primetime audiences, no matter what time slot they occupied, the greatest 80s talk shows delivered information that the public was hungry for. In 1982, Late Night with David Letterman debuted on NBC, with his first guest being Bill Murray. The Caddyshack star sat down with Letterman many times over the years and even appeared on his final episode of The Late Show, which aired on CBS, in 2015. And who could forget how Oprah revolutionized daytime chat shows, which every major network suddenly wanted to keep up with The Tonight Show on NBC. Other great series that are featured on this top 1980s talk shows list include Nightline, The 700 Club, and Good Morning America. But just how much do you really remember about these hit 80s talk shows and their hosts? Think you can identify the many hosts of 1980s talk shows? We're gathering some of them here. See if you can recognize them all by just one image. Only eagle-eyed fans will be able to get them all correct! Good luck!