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post #41 of 105
I don't like Dr Phil.. however, as a homeschooler.. I want to see this show. ts not showing as being aired anytime last week or this coming week. Has it been pulled?
post #42 of 105
http://localhs.com/scuttle/2006/10/g...ool-debate.asp
post #43 of 105
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Originally Posted by teastaigh View Post
Gag!!!

We've been TV-free for 12 years now. Still, I haven't missed this inexplicable Dr. Phil craze.

Maybe Dr. Phil is planted by the GOP to subdue the masses.
I am so much worse, I've heard of the guy but for some reason I thought it was a radio show. wasnt till reading through this thread I realised it was tv.
post #44 of 105
I am keen to see this show, not sure when it will air in SA though? I am not a regular TV watcher and don't really watch Dr phil, but does the man have no shame. Makes a living out of manipulating people and stuffing his views down peoples throats (OK so we don't have to watch him), but still YUK :Puke
I would write him a rude letter, but I have far better things to do with my time - like homeschool my kids and helping them become well adjusted human beings.
post #45 of 105
After visiting a good homeschooling friend -- who does watch TV -- and talking about this, I'm actually wondering if Dr. Phil's show on homeschooling is less than irrelevant. Seeing the list of recent shows, on his website, and looking into this a wee bit, it seems like he's a neo-Jerry-Springer and not some straight-talking-Dear-Abbey type. His shows seem fringe and hyped to appeal to the lowest common denominator of America. I suppose that's where "mainstream" America is headed and at high-speed. My general approach to Jerry Springer, Rush Limbaugh, Ronald McDonald, PeeWee Herman, and Dr. Phil would be avoidance and general denial of their existence.

I wonder what someone well-known who is actually respectable, intelligent, and considered would think of homeschooling and how they'd choose to present it as an education or lifestyle option.

peace,
teastaigh
post #46 of 105
Slightly off topic, but I noticed - while trying to find info on the HS show - that dr phil also plans to do a show about Dr Sears, is there no end to this man? There is a part of me that wants to start a letter writing campaign to let him know just how offensive he is, but I suspect that people like that are too thick skinned to take any notice :
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post #48 of 105
I'm sorry if it was already stated, but did the show air yet? I've been watching and I haven't seen it yet, did I miss it somehow??
post #49 of 105
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post #50 of 105
I heard it would be aired the day after T'giving.
post #51 of 105
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I heard it would be aired the day after T'giving.
Good! Everyone will be out shopping!
post #52 of 105
looks like the show is scheduled for this friday - 11/24. you can get a preview at his website. doesn't look good.....:
post #53 of 105
Thanks so much for the update. For those interested just click this link to see the preview.

http://www.drphil.com/
post #54 of 105
The discussion related to this show is catching on fire too -- I wonder what the reaction to this show will be (if anybody watches it with all the black friday shopping and all! )
post #55 of 105
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(if anybody watches it with all the black friday shopping and all! )
DISH DVR baby
post #56 of 105
Um, yeah that looks like it's going to be a real debate. One sided of course.

I passed the info on to some of the local homeschoolers in my area. I know at least one of them had been looking for any news on this.

Personally I'm not going to watch it. If it is going to be as bad as it looks then the kids don't need any new words added to their vocabulary due to me getting upset about a stupid show.

ETA: Karma is going to bite that man in the butt one of these days. You know it is.
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post #58 of 105
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ETA: Karma is going to bite that man in the butt one of these days. You know it is.
Appropriate karma would be something like this: his wife divorces him, his kids insist they want to unschool, he marries again and his new wife insists on cosleeping with their new baby, and he gains 200 pounds (so all his weight-loss advice is discredited).
post #59 of 105
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Appropriate karma would be something like this: his wife divorces him, his kids insist they want to unschool, he marries again and his new wife insists on cosleeping with their new baby, and he gains 200 pounds (so all his weight-loss advice is discredited).
Oh, now, THAT is just perfect. LOL
post #60 of 105
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Originally Posted by RedWine View Post
Appropriate karma would be something like this: his wife divorces him, his kids insist they want to unschool, he marries again and his new wife insists on cosleeping with their new baby, and he gains 200 pounds (so all his weight-loss advice is discredited).
Oh I could not think of a better fate for that man!!!!

I have sent them several e-mails and still don't know if or when the show will air in South Africa - h*ll I was even super polite in my mail to him, guess he is just too important to bother with regular people...
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