How Well Do You Know Famous Talk Show Hosts?

Talk show hosts make us laugh, inform us, and keep us entertained. But how well do you know TV's best personalities? Take these 12 questions and see if you can talk the talk!
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Which famous talk show host got her start in Baltimore, where she hosted a television chat show called "People Are Talking?"
Ellen Degeneres
Oprah Winfrey
Katie Couric
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Which famous late night host got his start by writing sitcoms in 1975?
David Letterman
Jay Leno
Conan O'Brien
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Who is considered the king of late night television?
Johnny Carson
Dean Martin
Don Rickles
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Which famous daytime host had her first regular TV role on the FOX sitcom "Open House?"
Rosie O'Donnell
Ellen Degeneres
Meredith Viera
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Which talk show host began his career in the radio industry?
Jimmy Kimmel
Jon Stewart
Conan O'Brien
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Which morning talk show host got her start on the daytime soap opera "All My Children?"
Kelly Ripa
Elizabeth Hasselback
Kathie Lee Gifford
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In what year did Regis Philbin retire from his co-hosting duties on "Live with Regis and Kelly?"
2013
2011
2009
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What year did "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart begin?
1999
2001
1998
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In what year did Steve Allen begin hosting "The Tonight Show?"
1954
1956
1960
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Which talk show host was at one point dubbed "The Queen of Nice?"
Katie Couric
Oprah Winfrey
Rosie O'Donnell
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Which former talk show host made her film debut as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film "Hairspray?"
Ricki Lake
Sally Jessy Raphael
Kathie Lee Gifford
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What year did Larry King Live start?
1980
1985
1990
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Well done! You are TV host adept. Not only are you familiar with most TV hosts, but you've got the historical side of talk shows down pretty well too.

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Great job! You are emcee acute. You have a superior knowledge of television hosts and their shows. We think the TV greats would be proud!

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1
Which famous talk show host got her start in Baltimore, where she hosted a television chat show called "People Are Talking?"
Ellen Degeneres
Oprah Winfrey
Katie Couric
2
Which famous late night host got his start by writing sitcoms in 1975?
David Letterman
Jay Leno
Conan O'Brien
3
Who is considered the king of late night television?
Johnny Carson
Dean Martin
Don Rickles
4
Which famous daytime host had her first regular TV role on the FOX sitcom "Open House?"
Rosie O'Donnell
Ellen Degeneres
Meredith Viera
5
Which talk show host began his career in the radio industry?
Jimmy Kimmel
Jon Stewart
Conan O'Brien
6
Which morning talk show host got her start on the daytime soap opera "All My Children?"
Kelly Ripa
Elizabeth Hasselback
Kathie Lee Gifford
7
In what year did Regis Philbin retire from his co-hosting duties on "Live with Regis and Kelly?"
2013
2011
2009
8
What year did "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart begin?
1999
2001
1998
9
In what year did Steve Allen begin hosting "The Tonight Show?"
1954
1956
1960
10
Which talk show host was at one point dubbed "The Queen of Nice?"
Katie Couric
Oprah Winfrey
Rosie O'Donnell
11
Which former talk show host made her film debut as Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 film "Hairspray?"
Ricki Lake
Sally Jessy Raphael
Kathie Lee Gifford
12
What year did Larry King Live start?
1980
1985
1990