Oprah Huckabee: Mike Huckabee's Talk Show Tryout

August 18, 2010


Did you know once and future presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is winding up a six-week talk show tryout, syndicated by Fox? Me neither! It’s not airing in D.C., but I caught a few segments online to see what we’re missing.

» Sample guests: Unemployed lawyer turned cupcake baker. Man who saved his brother from a shark. Bethenny Frankel.

» Sample issues: Does the death penalty stop crime? Is a new energy drink “poison in a can”? Should society urge plus-size teens to embrace their fatitude or to drop pounds?

» Sign Huckabee is wooing the anti-lawyer vote: A consumer attorney tells folks harassed by debt collectors to call a consumer attorney. Huckabee jokes, “Naturally, he said that; he’s a typical lawyer, isn’t he, huh?”

» Sign Huckabee is wooing the hapless husband vote: When asked whether women have a hard time telling men what they want, he goes, “Oh, yes!”

» Sign Huckabee might be America’s Next Top Talk Show Host and president: In Dallas, his show started out way behind ratings for reruns of Tyra‘s gabfest in the same slot a year ago. By week 3, the Huck had pulled way ahead.

Written by Express contributor Marc Silver
Photo courtesy Fox

Marc Silver has been watching TV since the days when people wrapped aluminum foil around TV antennae to improve reception.
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