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Five TV talk show hosts we love!

It’s TV Talk Show Host Day on October 23 ! As a special indulgence, we list out five we love

brunch Updated: Oct 23, 2017 13:02 IST
Samreen Tungekar
Samreen Tungekar
Hindustan Times
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These talk show hosts won hearts worldwide with their unique style.

1. Tabassum


Tabassum hosted Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (1972 to 1993), a popular Indian television talk show on Doordarshan where she chatted with Indian celebrities in a unique, filmy way.

2. Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal

Simi Garewal was known for her polished mannerism and a lilting voice when she spoke to some big personalities from Shah Rukh Khan to the late Jayalalithaa on Rendezvous with Simi Garewal.

3. Farooq Sheikh

Farooq Sheikh

With his smart sense of humour and a personal touch, late Farooq Sheikh made everyone feel at home when he hosted Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai. He gave the audience a positive peek into the lives and careers of celebrities as well as their equations with the people in their lives.

4. Tim Sebastian

Tim Sebastian (Twitter/@dw_conflictzone)

Tim Sebastian was the first presenter of BBC-broadcasted show HARDtalk and is known for his style of tough questioning. He has interviewed world leaders like Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and has been instrumental in bringing a large audience to the show.

5. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is a household name for a lot of reasons, but her show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, is still talked about and her personal style of conducting intimate discussions is lauded all over the world.

Yes, we know you’ll have your own personal favourites who we haven’t listed here. (Karan Johar, Phil Donahue, Bill Cosby!) Why not tweet the names to @HTBrunch with the hashtag #Talkathon and see which talker gets talked about the most!

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From HT Brunch, October 22, 2017

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First Published: Oct 21, 2017 22:28 IST