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Famous TV Host - Dr Phil McGraw
born : Phillip Calvin McGraw, Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America,
1st of September, 1950
famous for : Regularly being on the Oprah Winfrey show before starting
his own popular Talk Show program. Dr. Phil McGraw has also published
several books on relationships and families.
Phillip Calvin McGraw, better known as simply, Dr. Phil, is a
famous American television host and psychologist. He hosts his
own eponymously named show, after gaining celebrity in no small
part due to appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He holds a
doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North
he was given his own syndicated daily TV show, The Dr. Phil
Show. The format is an advice show, where he tackles a different
topic on each show, offering advice for his guests' troubles.
Some have likened him to a male Dr. Laura. McGraw has authored
a number of self-help books on topics such as relationships
and weight loss.
is noted for his Texas drawl. Some regard advice given by him
to be essentially disguised as generally negative outbursts,
e.g., "You are an idiot." However the style of Dr.
Phil's advice is said to prompt the person to "get real,"
and to confront the issues at hand. His advice seems to draw
more on the human potential movement than on mainstream psychology.
For example, his advice that one is always in control of one's
reactions ignores the existence of phenomena like neurosis and
depression. He has also drawn criticism about some of his advice
in regards to sexuality, such as advising a woman to leave her
husband because she discovered that he had a crossdressing fetish.
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