Dr Oz show will be shown in select cities during Senate race: report
Famous surgeon Dr Mehmet Oz would have been taken off the airwaves in several major cities in the midst of its announced the Senate race in Pennsylvania.
Sources with knowledge of the situation said TMZ this The Dr Oz Show will be withdrawn from several markets in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, the state capital – and several other neighbors to the state of Keystone, which includes the show’s first market, New York, as well as “at least one city in the Midwest.”
A FOX the source said TMZ that the decision is based on the Federal Communication Commission’s equal time doctrine which – although the report notes that it is not clear on how it is currently being applied – aims to allow all applicants the same time antenna.
The Oz show currently airs in an hour-per-day slot, giving it an edge over other Republican candidates and seven Democratic candidates vying for Senator Pat ToomeySenate seat which will soon be vacant.
The show will however continue to run in other cities outside the region, as its shows already recorded until December.
Oz, 61, a longtime New Jersey resident who moved to Pennsylvania last year, rose to fame as a cardiac surgeon turned patron of Oprah winfrey.
TV personality joins field that already includes CEO of Bridgewater Associates David McCormick, as well as several other top Republican candidates vying for the chance to run against the winner of the Democratic field in November.
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