Monday, December 10, 2007

Long Live Th---... What's That? Oh. Um... Long Live Dr. Phil!

Assuming Merv Griffin started a TV company in the afterlife, it's probably safe to assume he'd hire Roger King. Yeah, that's King as in King World:

Roger M. King, the CBS and King World Productions executi
ve who helped bring stars including Oprah Winfrey, Alex Trebek and "Dr. Phil" McGraw to television, died Saturday of a stroke, a CBS spokesman said. He was 63.King was stricken at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., on Friday and died Saturday at a hospital, CBS spokesman Chris Ender told The Associated Press. At the time of his death King was chief executive officer of CBS Television Distribution. He joined the network in 2000 when his groundbreaking company, King World Productions, merged with CBS.
We encourage all TV viewers who watch Oprah, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Dr. Phil, or syndicated reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI, Survivor, The Amazing Race, or America's Top Model, to take a moment to think about the man who made it all possible. OK, not if you're watching America's Top Model. You have other issues to work out.

[SF Gate]

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