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A Star by Word of Mouth : Television: Sally Jessy Raphael works without the razzle and dazzle of her competitors, but she's been nominated again for an Emmy as best talk-show host.

May 17, 1990|RICK DU BROW | TIMES TELEVISION WRITER

On a national basis, too, says Raphael, "Oprah, Phil and Geraldo are late afternoon. People put us together in one bag. But by late afternoon, when they're on, there are many more men watching, and their audiences also have children included. There are very few school systems where there are many children home at 10 o'clock in the morning."

Still, with her mix of subjects ranging from matchmakers to diseases to social issues to a bikini contest, Raphael is definitely on a roll. And in her effort to enhance her down-home image as opposed to the big boppers like Donahue and Geraldo, she's made it a point to take her show to many cities.

Maybe she shouldn't have stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel. You almost expect to find Sally Jessy Raphael at a Holiday Inn, gabbing in the lobby with families checking in. The fast lane really isn't her speed, and that's clearly her appeal to her fans.

"I love the show," she says. "I want to stay here as long as I'm allowed. You get your 10 minutes in the sun and you do what you do, and then you have to be prepared for the day it's over."

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