Hosting a TV Show: C'mon, How Hard Can It Be? American Idol's Ryan Seacrest is just one of hundreds of TV hosts out there. Cooking shows, real estate shows, dog shows and celebrity news shows — they all need hosts, too. But what for? Are Seacrest and his ilk just a pretty faces, or do they actually have some kind of special talent?
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Hosting a TV Show: C'mon, How Hard Can It Be?

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Hosting a TV Show: C'mon, How Hard Can It Be?

Hosting a TV Show: C'mon, How Hard Can It Be?

Hosting a TV Show: C'mon, How Hard Can It Be?

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Ryan Seacrest may seem like a lightweight, but former Entertainment Tonight anchor John Tesh (below) says the American Idol host has the skills to keep a show moving and make it seem effortless. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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