Joe Franklin

In honor of the recent passing of talk show legend Joe Franklin, we are re-airing a "Coping Conversations" show taped with Joe in 1995. This show, originally aired on "KJOY" (WKJY-98.3FM on Long Island, NY), shows Joe at his best, talking about his role in talk show history.


American TV and radio personality Joe Franklin is considered by many to be the host of the first television talk show. His show, “The Joe Franklin Show” aired for 50 years, and he has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the longest running TV talk show in history. He has interviewed many guests, including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Buddy Hackett, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx, Vincent Price, and Howard Stern. Called the “king of nostalgia,” we discuss the trials and tribulations of interviewing guests and maintaining a public profile for this length of time.


Included in this program is an "after comment", a very brief discussion with Joe after on air taping concluded, an indication of how gracious Joe always was.


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"Coping Conversations” is a popular 15-minute radio show, hosted by internationally renowned psychologist, Dr. Bob Phillips, which has been aired on radio stations and as a nationally available audio-streamed program since 1991.

Dr. Phillips is also the author of more than 35 best-selling books, and the founder and director of the Center for Coping ( on Long Island, New York.




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