Don Dahlman

Phil Donahue Show

On this date in TV Kiese history 50 years ago: Dayton radio talk show host Phil Donahue revolutionized TV with the debut of the "Phil Donahue Show" live on Dayton's Channel 2 on Nov. 6, 1967.

Donahue created a new genre - the daytime TV talk show - discussing current news topics and controversies.

Weil Funeral Home

Don Dahlman, who turned Dayton radio talk host Phil Donahue into a TV phenomenon, died Friday, two days short of his 98th birthday.