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Early Draft - Handbook for those already doing Talk Shows


Introduction: What We Know about our Listener

Editorial Development
* Topic selection
* Topic framing/globalizing
* Focus statements
* Research
* Role of callers
* Coordination with news department

Hosting
* Show Intros
* Caller pathway
* Interviewing
* Resets

Production
* Use of tape
* Other production elements
* Call screening    
* Show promotion (see also Role of PD)

Role of Program Director
* Aircheck critiques
* Promotion plan

Role of News Director
* Content recycling