In 1993, 24-year-old actress Ricki Lake became the youngest daytime talk show host on the air and used her perspective to appeal to a new generation of viewers. While other talk show hosts would focus on subjects like, "I Don't Know What to Do with My Daughter," Ricki says a typical title for one of her shows would be, "My Mom Thinks I Dress Like a Tramp." "We were always taking it from the younger person's voice."
Her final show aired in 2002.
Published on November 10, 2010