Phil Donahue, Ricki Lake, Montel Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and Sally Jessy Raphael Appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show

On Wedneday, Phil Donahue, Ricki Lake, Montel Williams, Geraldo Rivera, and Sally Jessy Raphael appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for a “talk show host” special.

Lady O invited the former talk show hosts onto the program to celebrate the 25th and final season of her show.

“We have never all been in one room together, so this is a first,” Oprah said. “About 110 people have had their own daytime talk show; most did not last very long, and only a few became household names.”

Phil Donahue created and hosted “The Phil Donahue Show,” which ran for 26 years. Ricki Lake hosted the talk show “Ricki Lake” for 11 years. “The Montel Williams Show” (also known as “Montel”) ran for 17 years. Geraldo Rivera’s daytime talk show “Geraldo” was on for 11 years. Sally Jesse Raphael hosted “Sally” for 19 years.

Information from thirdage.com.