Dr. Laura

(ended 2001)


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Dr. Laura

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Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger brought her self-described 'nagging' act to this daytime talk show.

This L.A. based series featured the now standard arena set, and usual set of topics, such as the opening episode: Teens and Drugs . Schlessinger toned town her rather abrasive radio persona, but the results were predictable and universally panned.

Controversy surrounded the series before it even aired, thanks to her comments on 'hot button' issues like divorce and abortion. She generated a large backlash from the gay community by declaring them 'deviant', 'biological errors' and the like. Protests ensued. The controversy continued when staff members of her show were spotted on camera as 'plants' in the audience and as guests. Often, even bad publicity helps to draw an audience, but in this case, it didn't help. Dr. Laura soon returned to her radio show.