The concept of the “talking heads” or talk shows was developed in order to maximize the engagement of the audience to these types of programs. When talk shows were introduced to television, it changed the then existing trend of visuals as a participatory medium for viewers. Television during that time was satiated with overrated types of visuals that the media decided it was time to introduce fresh vehicles for communication and entertainment. Thus, the concept of television talk shows.
The framework and design of television talk shows was founded on non-fiction content, striving to relate and connect with people in order to harbor a large audience by relying on individuals who can deliver facts or genuine information – usually the kind of information that people stop and listen to because of man’s natural design to learn and thirst for new knowledge to satisfy their curiosity.