Dr Phil visits Tulsa and 'Tells It Like It Is'


Saturday, April 13th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


You see him on Oprah every Tuesday right here on Channel 6. Friday night, hundreds were able to listen and learn from life manager, Dr Phil McGraw in person at Tulsa's Reynolds Center.

News on Six reporter Jenni Monet was there and she says they formed long lines outside. "Got all his books, we think he's great." They stood in his honor inside the Reynolds Center. "I've got Dr. Phil's best-selling book."

For Carol Curry from Coweta, "I don't know, he's just got some kind of magnetism." She shares the same connection as many about Doctor ‘Tell It Like It Is’ Phil McGraw. "He knows how to hurt your feelings but you walk away happy." "He's a real straight shooter." "He's just honest."

For Arlene Blackburn, "I'm recently divorced and trying to pick up the pieces." Buying into Dr Phil’s life strategies is all about one thing, "Survivor skills."

And our own Terry Hood had the chance to talk one on one with the man behind the idea of the number one best seller, ‘Self Matters.’ Terry Hood, “why is it so hard to find your authentic self, it's ironic how difficult that is and how few people manage that?” Dr Phil, "You know, it seems like it should be easy, don't you agree?" But the guru seen on Oprah once a week told us living your best life boils down to just three things, defining moments, critical choices and pivotal people in your life. "And you won't believe what lights come on over your head when you start putting those things to paper."

It’s lessons on life that has put this native Oklahoman in the spotlight. "This is no dress rehearsal. We get one trip through all this and I think people should ask themselves the hard questions." A true treat for a sellout crowd geared to a good cause.

Erin Kelly with the Junior League of Tulsa, "It's more than just a night with Dr. Phil, it's really the difference in people's lives for years to come." Event organizers with the Junior League of Tulsa say proceeds from ticket sales will go a long way in the community, including efforts to improve local literacy programs as well as helping the homeless.

Dr Phil's visit couldn't have come at a better time as KOTV counts down the months when he will soon hit our airwaves five days a week with his new show debuting right here on Channel 6 this fall.