confessional television

confessional television

n
(Broadcasting) television programmes, esp talk shows, in which members of the public reveal their private lives, personal problems, etc
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Confessional television may have began in the United States with Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Springer, but in recent years the British talk show has also proved popular with viewers.
AFTER Vanessa Feltz's recent demise as the queen of confessional television, all eyes are on Trisha Goddard.
Confessional television asks ordinary people to hang their dirty washing out in front of a live studio audience - and the nation.
It would be interesting to get her views on why on earth people are happy to appear on the avalanche of tacky confessional television shows.
But the producer still hasn't twigged that you need a good fight going to make confessional television work.
Michael thinks Sex Wars will have problems succeeding, either as a serious discussion show or as confessional television - because Scots are too shy.