Happy talk



noun

a term for the informal chatting and light banter on a radio or television broadcast

modifier

: as for the happy-talk format that sandwiches cheerful repartee between the fire and robbery reports

noun phrase

Informal chat and chaffing among news broadcasters during the program, as an element of entertainment: Later, happy talk evolved, to break the tension created by the action, that is the violence, shown on TV news

[1980s+ Television studio; fr the title of a song in the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific]

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