America's Talking may have only been on air from 1994 to 1996, but it was actually the best cable channel that ever existed.
Created by NBC as a sister channel of sorts to CNBC, America's Talking was critical to the cable news landscape we know today. Then the president of CNBC, Roger Ailes ran the network, pitching it as the cable news answer to talk radio and attempting to tap into the same audience. When a network shakeup led to NBC turning America's Talking into MSNBC, Ailes quit CNBC and went onto launch Fox News.
But America's Talking was something special, featuring a mix of now familiar talent (Chris Matthews and Steve Doocy) — and some truly insane content.