EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Oz to Follow Dr. Phil from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions
Talk Show Featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz Expected to Launch in Fall 2009
By Paige Albiniak & Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/9/2008 3:00:00 AM
Winfrey and her team met with potential distributors last month in Chicago, following the same thorough development process Harpo underwent when launching The Oprah Winfrey Show spinoff Dr. Phil in 2002.
Oprah, Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray, Oprah’s second spinoff, are all distributed by CBS Television Distribution. In 2000, CBS acquired King World Productions, the original distributor of all three shows, although CBS didn’t absorb King World until 2006.
Winfrey is prepping Oz much like she did Dr. Phil McGraw, with Oz appearing frequently on her No. 1-rated daily talk show. Last month, the telegenic Oz hosted an episode of Oprah almost by himself, with Winfrey posing questions from the audience. Besides his frequent contributions to Oprah, Oz also appears on Winfrey’s “Oprah and Friends” radio channel on XM Satellite Radio.
Oz, 47, is vice chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His best-selling books include You: The Owners’ Manual, You: On a Diet and You: Staying Young. He’s also one of Discovery Communications’ chief medical consultants, appearing and hosting several Discovery programs, including Second Opinion with Dr. Oz.
Winfrey is rapidly expanding her already-broad media empire. In 2009, Harpo and Discovery will relaunch Discovery Health Channel as OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a 50-50 joint venture between the two companies. And last month, Harpo announced that it had signed a development deal with Kirstie Alley.
toDr.Oz you had a show on that aired about aweek or two ago about women who are trapped in abusive relations i know a women who is and needs help ,this women has gone through too much in the last seven years and is considering unmentionable things . the person she is living with only because of her child is a monster. he makes every think he is agreat person but out of the publics eye he has done things to her that i cannot mention on this letter. I am afraid for her becauseshe has reached acrossroad with this man that is screaming Danger. She Needs Help Please contack me i saw your team on the show so i decided to write since another eposide happened today. Help needed immediately.
lynn Macy - 4/19/2010 6:14:46 PM EDT
DR OZ As you know personal medical records is a important part of good quality care,and to avoid crucial mistakes which can be proven at times to be lifethreatening if medical records are not avalable in timely manner.DR OZ I have desinged a programme so one can carry their medical records in their KEY CHAIN Iwant your input and help so that it can help many who caNNOT remember their records,vaccination,medication and allergy
shan bedi - 12/31/2009 1:58:36 PM EST
Dear Dr. Oz, Hi and congrats on your show! I have multiple sclerosis, and I would love to see a segment on chronic cerebrospinal venus insufficiency (CCSVI), which is cutting-edge new research on MS. CCSVI is based on the work of Dr. Paolo Zamboni, who has shown a very strong correlation between MS and stenosis of the jugular and/or azygous veins. Dr. Zamboni’s research is based on the theory that symptoms of MS result from the narrowing of these veins. This narrowing restricts the normal outflow of blood from the brain, causing alternations in the blood flow patterns within the brain that eventually causes injury to brain tissue and degeneration of neurons, and resulting in the symptons of MS. In addition, Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NY, is conducting a 1,600+ person diagnostic study on CCSVI and released details on their study on October 14. Initial results will be unblinded in November.
There's so much more to this research, and I urge you to review it and let us know what you think. Thank you!
Cheryl D. - 10/25/2009 2:38:49 PM EDT
I was in the audience that Thursday, the fourth day of taping the show. Dr. Oz and the crew were just great to me. I wore my red and golden dress with a metallic golden headband. I gave the worker my autographed published book titled "INSPIRATIONAL POETRY AROUND THE WORLD" for Dr. Oz.As Dr. Oz was exiting the room, he reached out, and with that great smile said to me as he shook my hand "GREAT OUTFIT !!!".
Linda G.P.Brookins - 9/7/2009 1:07:39 PM EDT
Hi Dr. Oz, Thank god for you. Good luck with your show. Will you be talkiong about Lyme Disease at all? My husband has been sick for 1 1/2yrs and is being treated, we just dont know if it is the right treatment. 3 different doctors will tell him 3 different things. Most doctors are so uneducated when it comes to this and they don't take insurance. Why is that? Pls help, you seem to know so much about lots of subjects.
Denise Schiraldi - 9/4/2009 11:18:03 AM EDT
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