Originally posted by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
“The Dr. Oz Show” is on the move again in Atlanta this fall.
This time, Dr. Mehmet Oz’s syndicated talk show will move from WSB-TV to CBS46. It will remain in the same 3 p.m. time slot.
“The Dr. Oz Show” is the only syndicated show in Atlanta that will have been all four major networks. It began on the NBC affiliate WXIA-TV (11Alive) in 2009, moved to WAGA-TV (Fox 5) in 2011, then WSB in 2014.
Lyle Banks, general manager for CBS46, said its current 3 p.m. show, said he was outbid for the syndicated version of “Dateline” the station is airing now so “we had a chance to purchase Dr. Oz.”
Paul Briggs, vice president for broadcast operations for WSB-TV, declined to comment about what the station will put in Oz’s place at 3 p.m. this fall.
Two new celebrity syndicated talk shows are set to debut in September nationwide. One is hosted by former MSNBC and NBC News anchor Tamron Hall. The other will be led by Kelly Clarkson, successful singer and judge of “The Voice” who just performed at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth last Thursday for a concert.
Dr. Oz is part owner and co founder of Atlanta-based Sharecare, a digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. He helped start Sharecare in 2010 with WebMD creator Jeff Arnold.
“It’s come a long way,” Dr. Oz said recently in a phone interview. “It’s doing very well.” He said there are now 25 million active users of Sharecare domestically.
He recently hosted its inaugural Sharecare Awards in Atlanta The group honored CNN chief medical correspondent Sanja Gupta, among others, and gave out awards to the best health and wellness broadcast and digital media programming nationwide.
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