Daddy Knows

Cottle, Michelle
December 2004
New Republic;12/27/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 26-28, p19
Focuses on Doctor Phil McGraw and how his popularity may actually be harmful. Description of McGraw's show, "Dr. Phil"; Explanation of how McGraw's encouragement to take control and make good decisions actually encourages people to depend on his decisions; McGraw's exploitation of children on his show, despite claiming to protect them from adult realities; Examples of how McGraw involves children in his show, and claims of the negative consequences that has on the children.


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