[Ads-l] Talking heads

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 29 09:56:27 EDT 2017


News commentators who appear on panel shows - neither interviewers nor,
strictly, interviewees - have likewise been "talking heads" for many years.

JL

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:48 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Talking heads appear not to receive enough attention in the OED
>
> talking head  n. slang a television presenter or interviewer who is shown
> on the screen talking directly in close-up to the camera; frequently
> in pl.; (also) in extended use.
>
> I'm a bit puzzled about "interviewer" rather than "interviewee". In
> particular, consider this from OUP:
>
> https://goo.gl/UoF3Tx
> American Experience is airing a series on the Gilded Age, for which author
> is a talking head
>
> VS-)
>
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