Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Jan. 02, 1989
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network
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The Arsenio Hall Show

A very hip and funny talk show that always had a nice mix of movie to TV to music guests.Hosted by Arsenio Hall.

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  • The appearance of Louis Farrakhan was highly controversial due to remarks by Farrakhan that many felt were anti-Semitic and homophobic. Protests from Jewish and gay groups pressured…
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    The appearance of Louis Farrakhan was highly controversial due to remarks by Farrakhan that many felt were anti-Semitic and homophobic. Protests from Jewish and gay groups pressured affiliates not to air this episode. Some affiliates put a disclaimer before the episode warning viewers. Hall agreed to feature pre-taped segments featuring opposing viewpoints but did not air any of them. The furor over this episode was a major reason why Hall and Paramount decided not to renew his contract.
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  • The show was syndicated and aired on some CBS affiliates throughout the country. When Late Show with David Letterman premiered, many CBS affiliates moved Hall's show to a later timeslot or…
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    The show was syndicated and aired on some CBS affiliates throughout the country. When Late Show with David Letterman premiered, many CBS affiliates moved Hall's show to a later timeslot or dropped the show altogether. Hall's show also aired on some Fox affiliates. One week later, Fox premiered _"The Chevy Chase Show" (1993) and Hall's show suffered the same fate. Even though Chase's show was short-lived, Hall was unable to retrieve his previous timeslots. Hall's show was still popular in the markets where his show had not been moved or replaced but the nationwide ratings had sharply declined.
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  • This appearance by Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is considered an important moment in Clinton's presidential campaign. Hall's show was geared towards younger viewers. After Clinton's…
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    This appearance by Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is considered an important moment in Clinton's presidential campaign. Hall's show was geared towards younger viewers. After Clinton's appearance, his polls numbers with younger people rose and he was eventually elected president.
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