The cable-TV discussion show The Moth tried to revive the ancient and honorable art of storytelling. Initially hosted by actor Fisher Stevens, the series featured a weekly gathering of celebrities, who in an informal setting would swap tales about their life experiences. Topics included career breakthroughs, sexual relationships, and dealing with success. Invariably, one of the week's guests would turn out to be the best talespinner, and would be acknowledged as such. The Moth debuted November 18, 2002.