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'The Dr. Oz Show' Examines the Tragedy in Tucson with Special Episode

Sony Pictures Television - 01/10/2011

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --- In a special episode THE DR. OZ SHOW reveals the inside story about the medical facts surrounding the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. As part of the episode, Dr. Oz speaks with Dr. Michael Lemole, the neurosurgeon at Tucson University Medical Center who operated on the congresswoman.

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As Representative Giffords recovers, THE DR. OZ SHOW will examine the exact nature of her injuries and the medical pathology behind traumatic brain damage such as shootings. In addition to delving deeply into the physiology of the news, the show will also present a discussion about recovery expectations and the hope the nation holds for her to reclaim her life. To provide a firsthand account of the suffering and extraordinary hardship associated with such trauma, brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff and wife Lee will be on set to share their experience, strength and hope.

In addition to the tragedy in Tucson, THE DR. OZ SHOW, our national conversation on health, will discuss what every viewer needs to know about recovery from any type of head trauma, particularly concussions, and the steps everyone can take in the aftermath of a bump on the head. High-profile sports cases and the death of actress Natasha Richardson highlight the severity of head injuries. However, cases like Woodruff's reveal the unbelievable ability of the brain to recover and the amazing plasticity of this epicenter of thought and motion.

Tuesday's regularly scheduled program "Is This Man a Faith Healer", show #2-075 will be rescheduled to air at a later date.

ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW

Dr. Oz won an Emmy for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2010 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" was nominated for Best Informative Talk Show. Last year "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted with the biggest ratings in seven years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season.

Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."

Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.

ABOUT HARPO STUDIOS

Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and syndication's latest success, "The Dr. Oz Show," as well as having developed "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray." ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce "The Dr. Oz Show." In September 2010, Harpo Studios will launch "The Nate Berkus Show." Harpo Studios creates, develops and produces original TV programming for primetime, syndication, cable and digital platforms. Harpo Creative Works, an award-winning team of designers, writers and producers, offers its services to media clients outside of Harpo Studios as a full-service creative agency specializing in the design and execution of on-air, print and online promotion for broadcast and cable television across a wide range of multimedia. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly "O, The Oprah Magazine" publication. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming. Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on SIRIUS XM Radio and content for Westwood One. Harpo Retail manages The Oprah Store (www.theOprahStore.com), a free-standing retail venture located directly across from Harpo Studios and its companion website, and other retail and e-commerce projects. A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company that includes a cable network and the premier lifestyle website Oprah.com, will debut on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform: broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution. In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries. To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 132 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States. SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.


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'The Dr. Oz Show' Examines the Tragedy in Tucson with Special Episode Dr. Oz and Special Guests to Examine Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury Bob Woodruff and Dr. Michael Lemole To Provide First Hand Account of Survival and Congresswoman Giffords' Situation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --- In a special episode THE DR. OZ SHOW reveals the inside story about the medical facts surrounding the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  As part of the episode, Dr. Oz speaks with Dr. Michael Lemole, the neurosurgeon at Tucson University Medical Center who operated on the congresswoman.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090923/LA81070LOGO)

As Representative Giffords recovers, THE DR. OZ SHOW will examine the exact nature of her injuries and the medical pathology behind traumatic brain damage such as shootings.  In addition to delving deeply into the physiology of the news, the show will also present a discussion about recovery expectations and the hope the nation holds for her to reclaim her life. To provide a firsthand account of the suffering and extraordinary hardship associated with such trauma, brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff and wife Lee will be on set to share their experience, strength and hope.

In addition to the tragedy in Tucson, THE DR. OZ SHOW, our national conversation on health, will discuss what every viewer needs to know about recovery from any type of head trauma, particularly concussions, and the steps everyone can take in the aftermath of a bump on the head.  High-profile sports cases and the death of actress Natasha Richardson highlight the severity of head injuries. However, cases like Woodruff's reveal the unbelievable ability of the brain to recover and the amazing plasticity of this epicenter of thought and motion.

Tuesday's regularly scheduled program "Is This Man a Faith Healer", show #2-075 will be rescheduled to air at a later date.

ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW

Dr. Oz won an Emmy for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2010 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" was nominated for Best Informative Talk Show.  Last year "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted with the biggest ratings in seven years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season.

Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine.  He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."

Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.  

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT.  "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer.  The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.  

ABOUT HARPO STUDIOS

Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and syndication's latest success, "The Dr. Oz Show," as well as having developed "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray."  ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce "The Dr. Oz Show."  In September 2010, Harpo Studios will launch "The Nate Berkus Show."  Harpo Studios creates, develops and produces original TV programming for primetime, syndication, cable and digital platforms.  Harpo Creative Works, an award-winning team of designers, writers and producers, offers its services to media clients outside of Harpo Studios as a full-service creative agency specializing in the design and execution of on-air, print and online promotion for broadcast and cable television across a wide range of multimedia.  Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly "O, The Oprah Magazine" publication.  Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming.  Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on SIRIUS XM Radio and content for Westwood One.  Harpo Retail manages The Oprah Store (www.theOprahStore.com), a free-standing retail venture located directly across from Harpo Studios and its companion website, and other retail and e-commerce projects.  A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company that includes a cable network and the premier lifestyle website Oprah.com, will debut on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers.  It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform:   broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms.  Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries.  To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 132 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle.  Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States.  SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

Online Information:

Show:

doctoroz.com

Twitter:

twitter.com/droz

Myspace:

myspace.com/droz

Facebook:

facebook.com/droz



For Ticket Inquiries:

General Audience Tickets:

Ticket Request Hotline is open

Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

212-664-3056, Option 4



SOURCE Sony Pictures Television

CONTACT: General Media Inquiries, Tim Sullivan of The Dr. Oz Show, +1-212-259-1520, tsullivan@zoco.com, or Lindsay Colker of Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-3774, Lindsay_colker@spe.sony.com

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