New York – (September 9, 2016) – The eight-time Emmy® award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show launches its eighth season with a must see, one-on-one conversation with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump. In this hour-long interview, Dr. Oz will ask the important questions that affect your health and the security of America. He addresses why the health of the candidates has become such a serious issue in this campaign, plus Mr. Trump reveals his own personal health regimen.
For the Season Premiere Monday, September 12th, The Dr. Oz Show kicks off with a special exclusive and an hour you will never forget. Dr. Oz brings together “The Mothers of The Movement” with the mothers of slain officers in Dallas on the topic of gun violence and living with grief in “Healing America’s Grief”. “I was honored to do this show with these women because I believe mothers are the glue to our society. It was important for me to talk about healing and grief as a universal issue and in this very powerful hour, we learn grief isn't black or white, it doesn't discriminate and it’s about healing as a nation,” says Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Season Eight will highlight new groundbreaking season long initiatives and take on the national news stories and issues of the summer in the first week of programming. “I am thrilled to offer a new season of programming that focuses on stories and health issues that have hit our homes this past summer, as well as introduce new tools and steps to take control of your life for optimal health with The Oz Report: The Story of Women 2016, The Regimen, The Dr. Oz App and The Mind Shift,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Tuesday, September 13th will feature The Oz Report: The Story of Women 2016 – a national study conducted this summer by The Dr. Oz Show which uncovers all aspects of women’s lives and will introduce, “The New Adult Loneliness.” Dr. Oz will be unveiling surprising statistics and focus on “The New Adult Loneliness” as a social issue encouraging women to connect in real life throughout the season. The Oz Report also includes themes that will influence segments and guests throughout the season tackling topics such as, sleeplessness, anxiety, weight loss, fear and worry, and fitness. Viewers will be encouraged to engage in the conversation and share their lives with us throughout the season using the hashtag #whatsyourstory and #connectinreallife.
The Dr. Oz Show will also be introducing, The Regimen: The Simple, Take Control System for Optimal Health on the show Wednesday September 14th and in the new Dr. Oz App. Throughout season eight Dr. Oz will be talking about The Regimen. The Regimen is a customized tool and daily checklist to guide your wellness journey and help our viewers and fans reach their optimal personal health goals - all based on the latest science and research has to offer. The simple, multi-step year-long plan will give clear and motivated tasks to do each day live on the app for all aspects of health. The foundation of The Regimen will debut in week one with key, cutting edge things you should be doing right now.
The official Dr. Oz app, now available in iOS and Android, gives you all the recipes, advice, episodes and health tips you need to improve your health including interactive plans for better health as you go on the go.
The Mind Shift asks the question, “What’s Your Worry?” This is a season-long initiative to help people find comfort in an uncomfortable world and make a shift from fear to control. Dr. Oz will be bringing together the biggest, cutting edge experts in positive psychology to help our viewers move from fear to control in an age of uncertainty about the future.
Also, this season The Dr. Oz Show will introduce True Crime Tuesdays, a provocative shocking true crime story series with our new correspondent, Melissa Moore Jesperson. Kicking off True Crime Tuesdays - the mothers who killed their children and the fathers who survived. David Smith, husband of murderous mom Susan Smith speaks out in a world exclusive 22 years after the drowning. Joining him is Jason Sheats, a Texas father whose life changed forever this summer when his wife opened fire on his two daughters. Dr. Oz talks to the fathers first about preventing future tragedies.
Unexplained Medical Phenomena is a series that encompasses psychic phenomenon and medical miracles such as people who have cheated death and people that have come back from the other side. Also new is the Oz Trend Tracker which will give you up-to-date information on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow. It will cover the latest health news, cool trends and viral stories.
This season Dr. Oz will feature must see interviews with various guests – celebrities, experts and social media sensations whose life stories can be a beacon of hope and lesson of strength and resilience for others challenged with emotional issues, addiction, sleep or stress. Social Media Superstar, DJ Khaled will sit down with Dr. Oz on Wednesday, September 14th to share his “Keys to Health” and help Dr. Oz with his very first Snapchat story ever.
The Dr. Oz Show Season 8 Premiere week includes:
Monday, September 12, 2016 - "SEASON PREMIERE - HEALING AMERICA’S GRIEF: MOTHERS OF THE MOVEMENT AND MOTHERS OF SLAIN OFFICERS TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME"
***Season Premiere***: Today, you’ll meet a group of mothers who belong to a club they wish they’d never joined. They’ve all lost their children to violence and their stories captivated the nation. For the first time, Mothers of the Movement and mothers of slain officers come together to heal the country and turn their pain into purpose.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - "THE ULTIMATE ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTION GUIDE: YOUR ALZHEIMER’S DEFENSE PLAN"
This was the summer of Alzheimer’s breakthroughs - from early detection to prevention. A new at-home technology made headlines. Could it really reduce your risk? We show you how to protect your brain, your memories and your future. Plus, it’s the biggest most important study on women’s health we’ve ever done. See what The Oz Report on Health in America reveals about you that you never expected.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - "THE REGIMEN: THE ONLY PLAN YOU’LL NEED TO CHECKLIST YOUR HEALTH"
Dr. Oz kicks off his brand new health program: The Regimen. A simple, daily customizable checklist of the very best things you should do to improve your health today. Plus, he’s topping the charts and taking social media by storm. DJ Khaled is here with the keys to success and his number one rule to start the day.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - “DR. OZ: ONE-ON-ONE WITH DONALD TRUMP”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is here to share his vision for America’s health. We’re asking him the questions you want answered regarding your well-being, security, money and more. A no-holds-barred conversation you’ll be talking about.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - "ZIKA TAKES AMERICA: OZ WEIGHS IN ON WHY YOU NEED TO ACT FAST NOW"
Zika has us all on edge especially pregnant women. Dr. Oz and Sanjay Gupta team up to show you how to protect yourself. See the 3 things you should do now to stay safe. Plus, we honor the heroic team of doctors from the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting. And, a surprise reunion the doctors never expected.
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ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW
Currently in its eighth season, the eight-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated daily series "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world renowned cardiac surgeon. “The Dr. Oz Show” is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.
Dr. Oz 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 as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart. Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is a 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 produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. “The Dr. Oz Show” is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader and Laurie Rich.