America's toughest-talking therapist is now hosting his own TV show. Susan Karlin pulls up a couch and analyzes what he's got in store for us.
Even in his best 15-minutes-of-fame days, Andy Warhol couldn't have predicted that a burly, 52-year-old, no-nonsense Texan who made a living helping lawyers pick juries would become the man Oprah calls America's Therapist.
But here sits Dr. Phil McGraw in a spacious office on the Paramount Studios lot in the heart of Hollywood, surrounded by the frenetic buzz preceding the Dr. Phil show's September 16 launch.
Take a look at some exclusive photographs of Dr. Phil preparing for his new show!
From the September 2002 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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