Sally Jessy Raphael Summary
- 6 Taping(s) per week
- Opened October 17, 1983
- Show Closed: May 24, 2002
- Talk Show
The groundbreaking Sally Jessy Raphael Show ran from 1983 -2002 and her acerbic wit and bright red glasses helped reshape the television landscape.
Sally Jessy Raphael Cancellation Details
A pioneer of the issue-oriented daytime TV talk show in the mid-'80s, Sally Jesse went on to provide several seasons of mindless "low road" entertainment until lousy ratings finally got her show canceled in 2002. Her legacy is the bright red glasses and her catch phrase "You are an idiot", which her audience just lapped up.
Sally Jessy Raphael Broadcast Time
In the USA the show is usually broadcast anything up to 18 weeks after the taping. The order of taping does not reflect the order of transmission. In the rest of the world it could be pretty much any show from the last few years.
Sally Jessy Raphael Host Profile
Sally Jessy Raphael was the first woman on American broadcast television to get her own syndicated TV show, three years ahead of Oprah Winfrey.
Sally Jessy Raphael Background
The Sally Jessy Raphael Show was the longest-running talk show on daytime television in early 2000 and the first nationally syndicated single-topic talk show hosted by a woman. Raphaël credits her success in the genre she helped pioneer with the approach she takes with her guests. "We have always treated our guests and their issues with respect. We don't joke about or trivialize them," she says. Establishing itself as a forum for personal stories, relationship issues and fast-paced entertainment, Raphaël has connected with a diverse and loyal fan base that ranges from teens to housewives and working women. They can be seen everyday on the show interacting often quite loudly -- with the guests.
Sally Jesse delivered this message : "I've been on television for 46 years, which must be a record. I've been proud of many of the shows we've produced over the last two decades. It was my personal statement about the issues facing society and the moral choices that people make. It has been important to me to tackle topics that are meaningful and in good taste."
"When our show debuted there was nothing on the air that showed real peoples' lives" says Raphaël, who became the first female talk show host when her show debuted Oct. 17, 1983. Although not appearing bitter about the 2002 cancellation - just a whisker shy of the 20th anniversary - Sally denied feeling pressure from other shows "Today, there seems to be little else other than reality show programming, if that's what people want - they can have it."
"I am proud that we were able to help so many guests and viewers find solutions to their problems and comfort in their lives. I am also proud to have created the production formats that most talk shows now use. It has been a real privilege to have the opportunity to be in so many homes for such a long time. I will truly miss our very talented staff, dedicated crew and our loyal television audience."
Sally Jessy Raphael Notes
Sally Jessy Raphael Transcripts
The Sally Jessy Raphael Show does NOT have transcripts available for public use or purchase. That's right, they do NOT do have them. Both New York Show Tickets and the Sally Show does not know of any company that does. If you know of any third party company that does have transcripts for this show - Then drop us a mail - Free Sally tickets and a special thank you on this web site will be winging itself your way, if the show wasn't already cancelled.
Sally Jessy Raphael Ticket Information
On average the show is booked a month ahead of taping.
Sally Jessy Raphael Show Schedule
Sally tapes Monday through Wednesday at Noon and 3.00 PM. They ask that you arrive two hours before taping, we say at least an hour to get in.
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