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August 9
Network TV Exec Shares What Makes
a Stellar Talk Show Host and Guest

Nick BernsteinGuest Expert:

Nick Bernstein, Senior Vice President, Late Night Programming, West Coast, CBS
(About Nick)

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The Program:

Perhaps you have (or want to have) a talk show with guests, whether video or podcast. Would you like to know what world-class talk show hosts do to ensure gobs of people tune in? It’s not as easy as top hosts make it seem. They work hard and have a team helping them prepare to make each interview stand out. Even if you don’t have a team of writers and producers, you can adapt practices these hosts utilize.

And how can you stand out when you’re a guest for any show, whether on local cable TV, a podcast, or a major TV show? What can you do before, during and after to increase the likelihood you’ll be invited back?

For decades, Nick has worked in the talk show industry. As Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at ViacomCBS, in charge of The Late Late Show with James Corden, he’s seen a lot of what works and what doesn’t. He shares his observations so you can modify them for your situation.

In this session, you will learn:

  • what outstanding talk show hosts do before and during interviews
  • how to avoid turning off your audience
  • as a guest, what you can do before, during and after the interview to increase the chances you’ll be invited back

More about our guest expert:

Nick Bernstein is Senior Vice President of Late Night Programming (West Coast) at CBS, and is the executive in charge of The Late Late Show with James Corden.

He has also overseen the following CBS Studios shows: Carpool Karaoke the Series, Tooning Out the News, Game On, Our Cartoon President, Drop the Mic and The Thomas John Experience. He is based at Television City in Los Angeles.

Nick spent more than 10 years at NBC Entertainment as a late night executive, working with hosts Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and Carson Daly. He also worked on Saturday Night Live. He was Vice President, Late Night and Primetime Series, NBC Entertainment from August 2006–October 2011, where he was one of two programming executives overseeing NBC’s late night lineup, including The Tonight Show with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly.

Get to know Nick a bit.

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