Would you air your life or problems on a talk show?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 26, 2007 10:48pm CST
If not why? If so, which show? What would you talk about - would you be honest or would you create drama for the purpose of getting attention? Please provide detail, not only will you earn more if that's the goal, but it helps the other purpose of the site, hearing opinions, having discussions, starting and continuieng conversations. HAve fun mylotters!
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15 responses
@ranitam22 (1146)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I don't really think I could. I would rather discuss my problems and issues behind closed doors. I think going on a talk show would be good for an outgoing person, someone who is trying to get back at someone, or someone who wants a career in acting or tv. Like you said, they could make themselves seem like they have so much going on and be really outrageous. The more outrageous you are on those shows, the most you are remembered. You sometimes come back for an update episode. Lots of people now a days are getting their big breaks by being on reality shows and stuff. You see it on American idol and many, many other shows that are out now. Ordinary people become household names same as a celebrity that's already been in the spotlight. but back to the discussion. I know someone who was on Jerry Springer. it was one of those love triangle shows years and years ago. It is funny to see someone that you know on a show like Jerry Springer.
@brudiddy (82)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I think it would be fun to go on a "fake" show like Jerry Springer or Maury and just make up lies. Get to act like a moron and elaborate a bunch of made up things. I wouldn't mind going on Dr. Phil or Dr. Keith for real help for things but I still think a lot of it is played up for TV. And I wouldn't want to embarass my family or myself by their editing techniques.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
27 Aug 07
There are some problems that people have that I believe should never be blatantly discussed about as they are just sensationalistic and just the person wanting their fifteen minutes of fame...I'm thinking about any of the people who appear on say Jerry Springer which I think is a trash show. But if it's a problem that people may identify with and has merit then yes...I've gotten to be a real admirer of Oprah Winfrey, and some of the topics people will discuss brings me to tears and I admire the courage of the people who speak out of their problems as it may help people who are going through the exact same problem realize they aren't alone. While this was a topic Oprah did have in the past, I wouldn't mind discussing the problem I've been overcoming for many years....panic disorder with agoraphobia. When I first developed this condition, there was at one time I was completely housebound--I had no idea what was wrong with me, and I thought I was the only one with this problem..thank goodness I'm no longer housebound but I do have a way to go in overcoming it completely. I used to hide my problem, thinking no one would understand me or think I was crazy, but when I started opening up and telling people about it, lo and behold, I discovered I wasn't the only one who had this condition, and it was such a freeing experience. In fact, many people have this condition. It also made me realize that EVERYONE has SOME problem they are dealing or coping with. So yes,this is what I would like to discuss on a talk show like Oprah's
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@gwendovere (1279)
• United States
27 Aug 07
No, I would never agree to be on a talk show. I don't like the way that talk show hosts ridicule their guests.
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• United States
27 Aug 07
I wouldn't mind going on a show that was actually fun to participate in. But as far as a Big Brother type of show, absolutely not. And as for making it honest...let's face it, they have to add the drama in a script. Who would want to watch people going about their daily lives?? Pretty boring. If it was something adventurous I'd do it for the fun in it, not for 15 min of fame. Celebs can have it, I like my privacy.
@laurika (4532)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Never!!!I am very private person and I have hard time tell my feelings to my friends not to all world.Also I don't like big attention around me.
@cutepenguin (6431)
• Canada
28 Aug 07
I wouldn't. Most of my life or problems also involve other people: my friends and family. and it would embarrass them to be talked about on TV, unless it was about something good.
@crazynurse (7482)
• United States
27 Aug 07
My global answer is no, I would not be comfortable airing my life or problems on a talk show. I am far to private for that. Now, there is one situation where I MIGHT feel differently. If there was a discussion on an educational station about recovering from depression and they wanted to have people who had recovered discuss the steps and things which helped them, I might consider being a part of that. But only on a smaller educational station with a narrow focus, not a major talk show like Maury or Oprah or those types of shows! I guess what I am saying is I do feel that I would have something of benefit to say to those suffering from depressin and would like to help. But I do not want to sensationalize my private life for ratings on the other shows!
@dpk262006 (58673)
• Delhi, India
27 Aug 07
I would not like to discuss my problems, if any, on a talk show. I do not feel comfortable in sharing my problems with every body. I need to have some friends and private audiance to air my grievances. What will you do in such case? Will you talk about your problems on a talk show?
@Cammeel1 (372)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I think it would be fun to do a show like Survivor but one that you actually talk about and share your life or your problems, nah, no thanks. My personal life is just that, my personal life. I can't even imagine talking to Dr. Phil on live TV in front of millions of people about my problems. eeek no way! But Survivor? now that would be fun!
@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Hi artemis432! I do not think I would agree on putting myself on air and let the public know of my life and the problems I am going through. I really do not believe that it could help me because there will be some twists and drama which will be exaggerated for the ratings of the network at the expense of my unpleasant situation or problem. Besides I would be too embarasses on airing my problems for the whole world to see. I realy value my privacy, I guess. Well, just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day!
27 Aug 07
I will never do that. I would rather try to solve them behind doors. There is this one particular talk show in britain where they show this kind of people. I always wonder as to what length people go to achieve popularity just by creating nuisance on the show. And I am sure they are proud of what they do. But thats not my cup of soup.
@tsitra100 (171)
• Barbados
27 Aug 07
I would if it could be beneficial to me or to anyone else.
• China
27 Aug 07
I will not,because I am a little inward
@anniepa (27956)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Yes, I would, and probably either Oprah or maybe a show like Dateline. I'd definitely never want to be on one of the crazy shows where they talk about really screwed up families but there are 2 things that come to mind that I'd be willing to talk about on the air because I think if people are aware of some things that go on maybe it could make a difference. The first thing is the healthcare system and how our system is NOT as perfect as some of those against universal healthcare would have you believe. My daughter is 37 years old and suffers from Crohn's disease and is on disability because of it. Her prescriptions alone cost her hundreds each month and if she had no insurance she'd be in serious trouble, fact is she'd probably die. If her husband got a good job "on the books" she'd lose her coverage because their family income would be too high and even if he were covered by his employer only the two kids would benefit due to preexisting conditions. My son-in-law has a severe back problem. Talk about a catch-22 that should NOT exist in this country! The second thing is the way my former postmaster treated me, things that I'm still hoping to file a lawsuit over. I wrote about that recently in my discussion "Boss from Hell" and it's pretty lengthy but in summary he did things to me unnecessarily that has resulted in a great deal of financial hardship for my whole family and which certainly made my daughter's plight even worse than it should've been. I would be totally honest with no need to add any drama. The facts are there and I think they speak for themselves. Sorry for sounding like a crybaby! I'm really NOT asking for a pity-party! Thanks for giving me the chance to tell my sad tales thought! Annie