James Robison is a former preacher who changed directions in his life several years ago and began hosting this television show alongside his wife, Betty, in order to reach out to help more people. This daily religious and self-help program welcomes guests who tell how they have successfully overcome difficulties in their lives by following God's word -- with the hope of encouraging others to do the same and look to God for help and guidance in times of need. The Robisons provide viewers with Bible-based advice to help them deal with everyday problems.
Noted for her humanitarian ministry efforts to aid suffering people around the world, Bible teacher Joyce Meyer reaches out to both Christians and non-Christians as she illustrates how to make each day better by applying biblical principles to every activity.
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey's daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style.
"The 700 Club" is a talk show featuring guests, news and spiritual stories from a Christian perspective. News stories are often related to Bible passages. Fundamentalist preacher and one-time presidential candidate Pat Robertson hosts this long-running religious show.
Radio host and author Wendy Williams joins the daytime syndicated talk-show field, bringing her distinctive personality to television. In addition to celebrity interviews, regular segments include Hot Topics, which usually opens the show and features Williams giving her honest, opinionated and often-unpredictable take on the latest pop-culture and entertainment headlines, and Ask Wendy, in which she offers advice to audience members seeking solutions to their problems. The daily, hourlong program is broadcast from a studio in New York City.
Food Network celebrity and chef Rachael Ray brings her brand of food-focused talk show to national syndication, offering a program that is a mix of entertainment, information and cooking. Her spinning set houses the celebrity guest interviews, audience participation and cooking segments that viewers have come to expect from the daily hourlong show that has won multiple Emmy Awards during its run. In addition to the cooking segments the show also features more traditional fare expected of daytime shows.
Veteran TV journalist Maury Povich -- yes, he began his TV career as a news anchor -- tackles volatile issues with his guests and studio audience on this daily, hourlong talk show. Known widely for offering guests the chance to take DNA tests to prove or disprove paternity -- usually with guests breaking out in tears of joy or sorrow -- Povich's show also frequently utilizes lie-detector tests. Cheaters and out-of-control teens are often featured on the show, and episodes occasionally focus on outrageous moments that have been captured on video.