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The History of Talk Radio (1996)

A comprehensive and entertaining documentary which provides an in-depth look at what is unquestionably the fastest growing radio format in America today. This informative program focuses on... See full summary »
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A comprehensive and entertaining documentary which provides an in-depth look at what is unquestionably the fastest growing radio format in America today. This informative program focuses on the little-known facts which surround the early years of Talk Radio and features never-before-seen archival material of the daring pioneers of this radio format including Joe Pyne, Alan Burke, Long John Nebel, Barry Gray and many others. The show also features interviews and clips of some of today's leading talking show personalities including Larry King, Bob Grant, Ollie North, G. Gordon Liddy, as well as an inside look at superstars Howard Stern, Don Imus and Rush Limbaugh. Written by G. Forman

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3 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Plot. A comprehensive and entertaining documentary which provides an in-depth look at what is unquestionably the fastest growing radio format in America today.

This informative program focuses on the little-known facts which surround the early years of Talk Radio and features never-before-seen archival material of the daring pioneers of this radio format including Joe Pyne, Alan Burke, Long John Nebel, Barry Gray and many others.

The show also features interviews and clips of some of today's leading talking show personalities including Larry King, Bob Grant, Ollie North, G. Gordon Liddy, as well as an inside look at superstars Howard Stern, Don Imus and Rush Limbaugh.

This doc was put together at the height of Sternmania and before he drifted off to cushy Sirius where ratings do not matter.

There are a few hosts profiled that I've totally forgotten about and a couple of those who I didn't know were still working or even alive!

And then there were a few who I never heard of.

It barely touches on Stern even tho I'd bet he's the reason this doc could have gotten the funding t be made.

In the end, it's not especially good.


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