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Monday, February 11, 2008

Dr. Phil Reaches 1000

Everyone knows I am something of a fan of Oprah, in spite of her politics. I'm equally -- and maybe even more impressed -- by Dr. Phil. Today, I am watching Dr. Phil's 1,000th show. Dr Phil is extremely real and, unlike most of the crazy people who have a daytime TV show, he actually seems to be helpful. He requires guest to take ownership over their issues -- or take a walk.

Dr. Phil is, of course, "his own man." However, he was discovered by Oprah whom he worked for as a consultant during her trial in Amarillo with the beef producers. She discovered his home grown wisdom that was tempered by a PhD.

What started as a weekly segment on the Oprah show evolved into a daily program of his own and it became the second highest daytime show (after his mentors) in no time. Phil McGraw is tough, yet has a great sense of humor (as seen from his antics on The Simpsons, Scary Movie 4, his banter with Dr. Phil, and other appearances).

I congratulate Dr. Phil for making common sense into interesting television.
Kevin Price is Host of the Houston Business Show (M-F at 11 AM on CNN 650) and Publisher of the Houston Business Review. Hear the show live and online at HoustonBusinessShow.com. Visit the archive of past shows here.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked Dr. Phil too until of the Britney incident. I think he is like every show boat out there.

10:23 PM  
Anonymous William Cleveland said...

I saw the show too and was impressed. He is quite a success story.

8:25 PM  
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8:31 AM  
Anonymous Mel Shane said...

Dr. Phil rocks. It was cool seeing information like this on a "business" blog.

12:13 AM  

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