Montel Williams

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (30)

  • Montel: I believe if parents taught children simple restraint, we could solve half the problems young people face today.

  • Montel: (When he announced that he had MS) This disease is not going to stop me. We don't know how long I've had it for, but I've been misdiagnosed for 10 years.

  • Montel: You see the images that the public is demanding. Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the first Survivor it would have gone away, but it hasn't. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories, and want to see more and more.

  • Montel: When you say shock value, the fact that we talk about what happened to a person... we talk about real things, we talk about real issues.

  • Montel: We have an incredible national forest service, and we have an incredible child outreach program that the president has put together. I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years. If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft.

  • Montel: There was a time when the FCC tried to require a certain amount of television and media to be educational, a certain amount to be newsworthy and a certain amount of it to be public access.

  • Montel: The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the '60s and '70s is because this country's racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions.

  • Montel: The evening news was the first reality TV show, I would even say, and this is something people need to look at when they digest television.

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Trivia (41)

  • In 1998, Montel almost bled to death from an undetected birth defect in his face.

  • After only six months in the Marines, Montel had been promoted twice.

  • Montel received the Tipper Gore Remember the Children Volunteer Award from the National Mental Health Association in 1999.

  • Montel is the national spokesman for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

  • After 17 years, Montel quit The Montel Williams Show.

  • In 2000, Montel was awarded "The Man of Courage Award" from the Center Without Walls/Race to Erase MS.

  • Montel is 6' 2" (1.88 m) tall.

  • Montel's nickname is "Monty."

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