In 1967, a new show aired on a local station in Dayton, Ohio, that audiences had never seen. The Phil Donahue Show put thought-provoking topics, controversial guests, and the audience together for the first time to create conversations not previously seen on television. The show ran for 29 years and defined the genre of daytime talk TV forever, paving the way for talk show sensations from Oprah Winfrey to Ellen DeGeneres. At the helm of this trail-blazing talk show is Phil Donahue himself, someone who has never been shy to discuss anything from politics, to the media, to Washington, and anything in between. This pioneer of daytime talk joins us tonight to discuss the highs and lows of his career.
In This Episode
RISKING YOUR LIFE FOR A STORY & JUSTICE
THE MOTH’S “WOMEN IN THE WORLD”: STORIES OF STRUGGLE AND TRIUMPH
Marilu Henner Helps Husband Beat Cancer
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE!
There’s More to New York
April 10, 2017: NYS BUDGET: WINNERS & LOSERS
“HUGS & KNISHES”
April 10, 2017: “THE GREAT WAR”
April 7, 2017: HEROIN & HEALTH CARE
April 7, 2017: GLORIA BUCKS TRADITION
April 7, 2017: “SESAME STREET” & AUTISM
April 7, 2017: A “PURPLE” PROSPECT!
April 6, 2017: HOMELAND UNDER SIEGE
April 6, 2017: WORLD WAR I
April 6, 2017: SEXISM IN CENTRAL PARK?
April 6, 2017: “AMERICAN PIE” HONORED
April 5, 2017: THE YOUNGEST VICTIMS
NY NATURE: SUCCESS & FAILURES
CHASING THEIR DREAMS VIA DANCE
April 4, 2017: RIKERS: THE END GAME
April 4, 2017: #STANDWITHTHIRTEEN
April 4, 2017: IN MOMMA’S FOOTSTEPS: LORNA LUFT
April 3, 2017: FIGHTING FOR THE ARTS!
April 3, 2017: WHAT’S HOLDING UP THE BUDGET?