Joe Franklin Day
It’s Joe Franklin Day! The Joe Franklin Show was one of the longest-running TV talk shows in history. The program was on the air for more than 40 years and produced more than 28,000 episodes.
Joe Franklin, the host of The Joe Franklin Show, began his career as a radio personality when he was just seventeen years old. He made his television debut in 1950 and invented an entirely new programming format—the talk show.
Throughout his career, Joe Franklin interviewed hundreds of thousands of people. Today we honor and celebrate this self-proclaimed "King of Entertainment,” and all that he has done for television.