Hosts


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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This category consists of announcers, children's show hosts, film critics, game show hosts, interviewers, religious broadcasters, sportscasters, talk show hosts, TV chefs, and TV judges.

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

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

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

Bob Costas

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

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

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

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

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

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
01:51

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

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

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

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

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 advice he was given for hosting This Old House
01:13
Bob Vila on making others feel at ease in front of the camera
00:49
Bob Vila on being telegenic and creating This Old House
00:48
Bob Vila on advice to aspiring hosts
01:20

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