HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Phil McGraw, host of the
popular syndicated television show DR. PHIL broadcast in the Tampa area on
WTSP-TV "Tampa Bay's 10," will be appearing live this Saturday at the Tampa
Convention Center at 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by WTSP, KB Home and University Community Health, Dr. Phil will
discuss his national call-to-action, "Family First." Putting the focus on
family and parenting is the signature theme of the DR. PHIL show this season
and the title of Dr. McGraw's latest New York Times best seller "Family First:
Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family."
Tickets for the free event were distributed in late October. General
admission seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.
This Saturday's "Family First: Living the Dream" is the fourth free, live
event that is being held throughout the country. Other live events were held
in Boston and San Jose over the past few months. Additionally, Dr. Phil will
be appearing live in Orlando this Friday.
"When it comes to raising a family -- children don't come with an
instruction manual," said Dr. Phil. "My goal is to give moms and dads an
action-oriented plan -- and to put those tools in the hands of the parents who
need them. That phenomenal family is not the people next door or down the
street -- it can be your family, right here, right now."
Dr. Phil McGraw has galvanized millions of people to "get real" about
their own behavior and create more positive lives. His nationally syndicated,
daily one-hour series, "DR. PHIL" has been making headlines and breaking
records since its September 2002 launch, when it garnered the highest ratings
of any new syndicated show since the launch of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"
sixteen years prior.
People magazine named Dr. Phil McGraw one of the "Most Intriguing People
of 2002," while Barbara Walters included Dr. Phil in her 2002 "Ten Most
Fascinating People" special, and Newsweek dedicated a September cover story to
Dr. Phil which turned out to be the magazine's best-selling profile cover of
Produced by Paramount Domestic Television in partnership with Harpo
Productions and King World Productions, the hit series draws on Dr. Phil's
30 years of experience in psychology and human functioning. Having begun his
television career as Oprah's resident expert on human behavior, Dr. Phil
continues to deal with real issues that arise in the real world in his
signature "tell it like it is" style.
In season one, DR. PHIL combined enlightenment with entertainment value as
the show took on such topics ranging from human functioning to behavioral
medicine to legal issues. Last year, he introduced several signature themes
such as the Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge that inspired hundreds of local
groups throughout the country and the Dr. Phil Families that exposed and dealt
with the underlying problems facing families today. Other themes included the
groundbreaking Relationship Rescue Retreat series, which examined the
marriages of six couples on the brink of divorce, and The Brandon Intervention
which included an actual on-stage drug intervention that marked a defining
moment in a 21-year old's life.
The third season of DR. PHIL features topics including family, how to
raise your children to be outstanding adults, desperate housewives with
secrets, as well as follow-ups on prominent and compelling guests from the
first two seasons.
Dr. Phil is author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, LIFE STRATEGIES:
Doing What Works, Doing What Matters; RELATIONSHIP RESCUE: A Seven-Step
Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; SELF MATTERS: Creating Your Life
from the Inside Out; THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION: The Seven Keys to Weight
Loss Freedom as well as his latest groundbreaking book FAMILY FIRST: Your
Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family. He is also the author of
the New York Times bestseller THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION COOKBOOK: Recipes
For Weight Loss Freedom as well as THE ULTIMATE WEIGHT SOLUTION FOOD GUIDE.
His books have been published in 37 languages with over 19 million copies in
In concert with his books and television work, Dr. Phil provides strategic
guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah
Magazine. He is also one of the world's most sought-after public speakers. As
a professional psychologist, he has published numerous scholarly articles and
has practiced in the many fields of clinical psychology and behavioral
Dr. Phil, an avid golfer, tennis player, and scuba diver, lives in Los
Angeles with Robin, his wife of 28 years, and their two sons, Jay (25 years
old) and Jordan (18 years old).
The syndicated series "DR. PHIL," created by Harpo Productions, produced
by Paramount Domestic Television and distributed by King World Productions, is
seen on over 208 stations representing 99.9% of the country and debuted in
September 2002 to the strongest numbers for a talk series since "The Oprah
Winfrey Show" launched in 1986. Since its debut, the series has rated second
only to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the talk show category, and consistently
ranks among the Top Ten of all syndicated strips (Source: NSS Ranking Report).
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