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Brilliant Physician, Fine Personality & Frustrated Game Show Host!
IT HAS BEEN said that "Politics makes for strange bedfellows." Well, just a word to the wise for whomever it was who did say that, well so does daytime television.
IT WAS QUITE by accident that we stumbled onto this gem of an information bank. Wehad of course, heard about him and his ride to fame in the electronic media, due to his association with Oprah Winfrey. Being vaguely familiar, however, did not last long once we got a load of his hourly 'appointments.'
UPON FIRST OBSERVATION one would surmise that this was strictly a women's show; for, after all, the audience seems to be, like Ivory Snow, 99 44/100 female. It is easy to see why; for Dr. Oz, that sly fox, is a born Ladies' Man! Energetic and truly pleasant, he always charms. He never appears to be using a teleprompter, nor to be using any previously prepared scripted material. Intelligent, natural and humble are three of his strong points, among others.
ALTHOUGH THE GOOD Doctor's audience may be a girl's club, the information he presents is largely useful to anyone, regardless of their sex. Nutrition myths exploded seems to be a major theme; as Doc presents us with examples of the latest evidence about just what's good for us. As often as not, segments like this are dramatized with the assistance of an MD or PhD, who has both extensive experience and expertise in that particular field being discussed.
INSTINCTIVELY, THE SHOW'S production team knew to make maximum use of audience participation by audience members. Certain subject matter will also require the use of his "Special Assistant" of the day; an honor that seems likely to be as coveted as "Prom Queen" or "Miss Congeniality!"
THE VARIOUS 'SKITS' that are carefully contrived to be both entertaining and informative, are some over-sized "Rube Goldberg-type" props. In that manner, humor is added to the programs arsenal. And this would be the sort of humor that often makes reference to that which is already familiar to us in the Pop Culture world. His mock panel show, 'FAMILY FOOD', is a prime example.
IF YOU AREN'T yet familiar with THE DR.OZ SHOW, you should give it a try; even if you are a male. But remember, view it with pen and notebook in hand. But, if you don't keep a running short hand narrative, no problem; for his programs may be downloaded at his website www.doctoroz.com. (Clever, these Americans!)
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