Hosts


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Highlights
Stephanie Edwards on her strengths as a host 
01:58
Bob Barker on the origin and premise of the game show The Price is Right
09:54
Dick Cavett on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
01:41
Regis Philbin on hosting WABC New York's The Morning Show (before going national)
04:56
Andy Cohen on why Watch What Happens Live is one of the accomplishments he's proudest of in his career
01:56
Who talked about this profession

Bob Barker

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Bob Barker on his advice to aspiring show hosts
02:00

Chuck Barris

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Chuck Barris on hosting The Gong Show and being hated by critics
02:48

Samantha Bee

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Samantha Bee on the challenge of conducting interviews for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
05:06

Tom Bergeron

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Tom Bergeron on his philosophy on making a show work
03:09
Tom Bergeron on his philosophy on making a show work
03:09
Tom Bergeron on his hosting style and the challenges of doing a live show
04:00
Tom Bergeron on his advice for aspiring hosts
01:38
Tom Bergeron on his advice for aspiring hosts
01:38

Pat Boone

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Pat Boone on qualities that make him a good host
01:43
Pat Boone on advice for hosting

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on advice to aspiring writers and television personalities
04:12

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown on agreeing to host Good Eats
04:05
Alton Brown on developing the visual style of Good Eats
04:25
Alton Brown on his "character" as host of Good Eats, his evil twin "B.A.", and his wardrobe
03:46

Josie Carey

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Josie Carey on advice to an aspiring children's show host
01:20

Dick Cavett

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Dick Cavett on his interviewing style and advice from Jack Paar
02:02
Dick Cavett on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
01:41

Dick Clark

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Dick Clark on hosting Dick Clark's Caravan of Music, later renamed Bandstand, and on moving from doing the radio to television version of Bandstand
13:30
Dick Clark on the trick of being a good host and connecting with teenagers over the many decades of American Bandstand
01:36

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on problems he encountered in broadcasting because of his young looks and mature voice
00:50
Nick Clooney on getting the offer to work for American Movie Classics (AMC)
02:20
Nick Clooney on getting the offer to work for American Movie Classics (AMC)
02:20

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television hosts
00:31
Andy Cohen on advice to aspiring television hosts
00:31

Dick Cavett with Emerson College

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Dick Cavett on how TV show hosts balance public and private lives
03:05

Jan Murray with Emerson College

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Jan Murray on becoming the host of Blind Date and on being the first comedian to host a live game show
04:40
Jan Murray on bringing humanity into his role as a game show host to play off gags
00:55
Jan Murray on becoming the host of Dollar a Second
00:50
Jan Murray on being the host of Treasure Hunt
00:27
Jan Murray on why he kept his career as a game show host for so many years and why he eventually decided to stop
01:37

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports
01:46

Judith Crist

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Judith Crist on wanting to be a film critic
00:42
Judith Crist on beginning to read movie reviews
01:35
Judith Crist on her first attempt at becoming a film critic
06:33
Judith Crist on Al Morgan inviting her to be movie critic for Today
06:27
Judith Crist on beginning to write film and television criticism
05:10

Richard Dawson

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Richard Dawson on his start in television hosting with Mike Stokey
03:49
Richard Dawson on hosting Match Game and Family Feud
11:17
Richard Dawson on how hosting Family Feud fit him perfectly 
02:53
Richard Dawson on advice to aspiring game show hosts
01:17

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on what makes a good interview
01:36
Mike Douglas on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
07:09

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on interviewing Frank Lloyd Wright and what he learned about interviewing
01:27

Stephanie Edwards

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Stephanie Edwards on her strengths as a host 
01:58
Stephanie Edwards on interviewing and hosting
02:08
Stephanie Edwards on her interview style on Everyday
00:56

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on the importance of listening in broadcasting
01:23
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
04:22
Dick Enberg on what he is imparting to the listener when announcing play-by-play for baseball
03:38
Dick Enberg on calling a game by himself as opposed to working with others in the announcing booth
03:46
Dick Enberg on advice to an aspiring sportscaster
01:09

Ray Forrest

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Ray Forrest on his next step up at NBC after being a tour guide -- announcer
02:25
Ray Forrest on how senior radio announcers made money -- commercials -- and what "standby duty" was
01:22
Ray Forrest on the path to his start as a real radio announcer
02:34
Ray Forrest on his first job as a junior radio announcer and why he finally joined AFRA (the precursor to AFTRA)
02:09
Ray Forrest on his first job as a junior radio announcer at NBC and on why he changed his name from "Feurestein" to "Forrest"
02:19
Ray Forrest on the shows he worked on as a junior radio announcer at NBC
02:09
Ray Forrest on most early television announcers not being happy to leave radio - they made money from commercials and television did not have commercials until 1941
00:51
Ray Forrest on working with an assistant on live TV and dealing with "mic fright"
02:43
Ray Forrest on developing his personal style as an announcer, and on how television announcing differed from radio announcing
03:42
Ray Forrest on the importance of likeability in television success
00:46

Sonny Fox

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Sonny Fox on advice for those interested in hosting a children's show
02:09

Fred Foy

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Fred Foy on the craft of announcing, on his technique and his voice

Harry Friedman

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Harry Friedman on advice to an aspiring game show host
01:06

Mario Kreutzberger

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Mario Kreutzberger on his role as the host of Sabado Gigante: "communication is magic"
05:18

Peter Lassally

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Peter Lassally on advice to aspiring talk show hosts
00:43

James Lipton

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James Lipton on his interviewing technique on Inside the Actors Studio
02:27
James Lipton on the research that goes into Inside the Actors Studio
01:14

Peter Marshall

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Peter Marshall on what makes a good game show host
02:51

Wink Martindale

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Wink Martindale on what makes a good game show host, and on game show hosts he admires like Bill Cullen
02:35
Wink Martindale on executive producing game shows, and on his production company
02:19
Wink Martindale on the craft of game show hosting
04:58
Wink Martindale on his advice to an aspiring game show host
01:43

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on advice he got from Arthur Godfrey

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on how his role on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson expanded over the years, and on being considered Carson's "second banana"
06:26
Ed McMahon on what makes a good announcer
01:50

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner

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Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner on her first television appearance and creating The Jim and Tammy Show
02:24

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on what a sportscaster bring to a game
02:20
Al Michaels on his sportscasting style
03:06
Al Michaels on calling a "perfect game" and keeping his voice healthy
01:54
Al Michaels on advice to aspiring sportscasters
01:17

Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy on the longevity of In Search of... and how the schedule allowed him to do stage work during the series run
01:56

Bill Nye

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Bill Nye on how much of a persona he has as host of Bill Nye, The Science Guy
01:27
Bill Nye on advice for aspiring hosts
01:39

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on the announcer's role to the story on radio
03:43
Don Pardo on delivering a news announcement and having to double as an engineer
01:52
Don Pardo on the process of broadcasting early television as an announcer
04:13
Don Pardo on announcing a baseball game in 1946 on television
04:39
Don Pardo on working on children's television: Animal Fair
01:26
Don Pardo on his announcing style and keeping his voice in shape
02:54
Don Pardo on advice to aspiring announcers
02:58

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on his preference between hosting a talk show and anchoring news
02:34
Maury Povich on enjoying hosting Maury
00:45
Maury Povich on advice for aspiring talk show hosts
04:16

Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst on hosting Back Chat and Music FX  on the FX Network
05:05
Jeff Probst on hosting Back Chat and Music FX on the FX Network
05:05
Jeff Probst on his favorite tribal council segments and his interview style on Survivor
04:35
Jeff Probst on advice to aspiring hosts
01:36
Jeff Probst on advice to aspiring hosts
01:36

Jacques Pépin

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Jacques Pépin on deciding to become a chef, and on becoming an apprentice
03:48
Jacques Pépin on how he came to be a television chef
05:18
Jacques Pépin on preparing to cook on television
02:31
Jacques Pépin on being involved in post-production on his shows, and on the sponsors of his shows
02:42
Jacques Pépin on what he enjoys about cooking, and on teaching cooking in class and on television
03:15

Martha Quinn

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Martha Quinn on bad interview experiences
03:53

Sally Jessy Raphael

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Sally Jessy Raphael on the impact she's had on the industry as a female talk show host, and on what makes a good talk show host
02:21

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on hosting Geraldo At Large on Fox News
01:10
Geraldo Rivera on hosting Geraldo At Large on Fox News
01:10

Pat Robertson

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Pat Robertson on learning how to be on camera
01:33
Pat Robertson on advice to aspiring religious television hosts
01:28

Al Roker

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Al Roker on being nervous on camera when he first started in television; on his on camera presence
02:14
Al Roker on learning meteorology and working with weather maps
03:33
Al Roker on people blaming the weatherman for bad weather
01:49

Pat Sajak

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Pat Sajak on wanting to be in entertainment
00:32
Pat Sajak on developing his style as a host in the armed forces radio
00:54
Pat Sajak on the perception of a game show host and how it affected his try at being a late night host
02:58

Judith Sheindlin

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Judith Sheindlin on her court room set on Judge Judy, and on making it as much like a "real" court as possible
03:34
Judith Sheindlin on not changing her ways as a judge when she started on Judge Judy, and on the impact the show has had
04:51
Judith Sheindlin on advice to an aspiring daytime television personality
02:05

Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek on deciding he wanted to be a game show host
01:17
Alex Trebek on his hosting style
04:21
Alex Trebek on what goes in to deciding which shows he wants to host
01:45

Bill Tush

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Bill Tush on interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today
06:23
Bill Tush on advice to aspiring television personalities
00:58
Bill Tush on the ground rules for interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today
05:09

Bob Vila

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Bob Vila on making others feel at ease in front of the camera
00:47
Bob Vila on being telegenic and creating This Old House
00:47
Bob Vila on advice to aspiring hosts
01:19
Bob Vila on his role as host on the first This Old House and advice he was given for hosting This Old House
02:05

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace on what makes a great interview
01:07

John Walsh

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John Walsh on being approached to host America's Most Wanted on the new FOX network
06:06

Joseph A. Wapner

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Joseph Wapner on advice to aspiring TV judges
00:42

Andy Williams

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Andy Williams on his role as the host of The Andy Williams Show
01:27
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