WRITING YOUR TALK SHOW SCRIPT
Use the following as a guide for your script. Print the page and work directly on it OR write on a separate sheet and modify the wording and format as necessary.
Use the documents and the "Daughters of Free Men" Viewer's Guide (http://www.ashp.cuny.edu/video/d-guide.html) or video to decide who your guests will be and what viewpoints they will represent.
Introduction by moderator or host: Good morning / afternoon/ evening. Americans recently have been very concerned about disturbances at the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts. I'm _____________ and you're watching _________________.Today/tonight we'll be talking about _______________.
We're going to start with _______________. Mr/Mrs.__________________, tell us __________.
1st Guest: Well, ________________________________________________________.
Host's response: Let's go to ________________________________for a response. Mr/Mrs._________________, what do you think of ____________'s comment?
2nd guest: Well, ____________________________________________________
1st Guest response to 2nd guest: _______________________________________
Continue in talk show/round table discussion format, involving all guests in a dialogue/debate that shows different sides of the issues involved:
Concluding Statement by host: ____________________________________________.
This talk show script template was developed and written by Joel Ortiz, San Diego State University.