Dr Oz: Health TV Show Trend
While chatting with daytime talk show hosts Montel Williams, Jerry Springer, and Sally Jessy Raphael, Dr Oz asked the three of them if they ever thought daytime television would move toward health and wellness as much as it has. Sally Jessy pointed out that they did health shows right from the very beginning in 1982 and they always worked for the ratings. For Montel, it was in 2001 when he started doing a panel every Wednesday called Living Well Wednesday. He would have doctors on and those doctors would give out information, so he believes television is continuing to move in that direction.
Jerry joked that he’s had more doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists write to him, but if they went to the show, they didn’t want anyone to know they were there. Jerry also shared that if his mother was still alive, he wouldn’t be doing the show because she was such a proper woman. Even his own sister doesn’t tell anyone he’s her brother, not because she doesn’t love her, but because of how crazy the show is.
Dr Oz: Sally Jessy Raphael Legacy
Dr Oz then admitted he tracked down some of the producers and crew that worked on the shows with Jerry, Montel, and Sally Jessy, in hopes of getting a little dirt about what went down behind the scenes at each of their shows Sally Jessy’s former executive producer pointed out that Sally Jessy was the first woman to host a daytime talk show and said he was lucky enough to executive produce it every year and he believes that’s her legacy, as well as her red glasses!
Dr Oz: Montel Williams Helps Crew During Hurricane Katrina
Rich and Brit who work with Jerry shared that they were thrilled to work with Jerry and even more excited that they met each other while working for him because they were officially dating.
Rich, Montel’s field cameraman from 2000 to 2008 recalled being in the Houston Astrodome after hurricane Katrina, After hours of listening to people’s stories and seeing the conditions they were living in Rich was shell-shocked. Montel sat Rich down in the back of his car with the A/C on and gave him a big bag of Burger King. He told him not to come out until the bag was empty and wanted everyone to know how Montel always took care of his crew when they were on the road. “When you’re ready to get the band back together, I’m a phone cll away.”
Dr Oz: Second Generation Guests On Jerry Springer
Dr Oz was curious as to how many babies were made on the show. He meant it more as in cast and crew members having children, but of course Jerry immediately jumped in. He said “The worst thing is, we’re starting to have the children of our original guests on and these people were told not to procreate,” he laughed.
Dr Oz shared that among the staff, they have 38 “Oz kids.” Jerry’s executive producer just had twins two days ago!