Which TV talk show host was known for her signature red-framed eyeglasses?
Sally Jessy Raphael
Sally Lowenthal, better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, is an American former talk show host known for her talk show program Sally, which she hosted for two decades, and for the bright red oversized eyeglasses she wears in all public appearances.
Answer: Sally Lowenthal, better known as Sally Jessy Raphael, was born on this day in 1935, in Easton, PA. She is best known for her talk show program and for her bright red oversized eyeglasses. Sally Jessy Raphael was the first audience-participation, issue-driven talk show to have a female host, predating Oprah by 3 years. Sally Jessy Raphael debuted on October 17, 1983 to overwhelming public favor and, after only six months, was offered for national syndication. Recognized by her trademark red frame glasses, the show became a hit and aired until 2002.
Raphael became known to television viewers for her oversized red-framed glasses, a trademark that began entirely by accident. In 1983, she began having trouble seeing the Teleprompter clearly, and she went to buy some reading glasses at a nearby store. All they had was a pair with red frames, and being in a hurry, she bought them. While her bosses disliked them, the audience seemed to think they looked good, so she kept wearing that style from then on.