Talk Of The Town

A&E (ended 1988)


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Talk Of The Town was a locally produced weekday show that ran for 1 hour each morning at 10am. Shown in the Boston, Massachusetts area it was a talk show/interview program that ran from May, 1988 through to November 1988. Matt Lauer was the host, and he held interviews with stars who were visiting Boston. Guests include Barbara Eden who came to Boston and did a interview for the September 30, 1988 show. Talk Of The Town was produced by the local Channel 7 then by a local CBS network affiliate known as WNEV TV. The show was Boston's version of Live with Regis. Talk Of The Town did well in the ratings and Matt Lauer was very popular with the audiences in Boston. The show, like Regis, had promotional contests such as their Wheel Of Fortune contest. Matt Lauer would also call people each day and ask them a trivia question. If they answered the question correctly they won a prize. The show ran for an hour from May 1988 until September 1988. Beginning October 3, 1988 the show started running for only 30 minutes. Ratings went down because due to this and the show finished its run in November 1988. Talk Of The Town was videotaped Live at the Channel 7 studios in Boston and gave Matt Lauer a chance to show he could host his own show. There was talk the show would have been syndicated if it had stayed in production for longer and the ratings had stayed good.


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