August 18, 2010 |
A week after igniting controversy with racially charged comments on her nationally syndicated radio show, advice guru Laura Schlessinger went on "Larry King Live" Tuesday evening to announce that she plans to leave the program when her contract runs out at the end of the year. "I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can't have on radio without the threat of attack on my advertisers and stations," Schlessinger said. She emphasized that she is not retiring. "I will be stronger and freer to say my mind through my books, my YouTube Channel, my blog and my website," she said.
January 15, 2000
I feel compelled to respond to Brian Lowry's column on Laura Schlessinger and her strident anti-gay stance ("Dr. Laura: All Is Fair in Syndication," Jan. 11). Dr. Laura seems to be getting more and more intolerant. But to justify her bigotry on the basis of Jewish teaching is an insult to Jews everywhere. The major branches of Judaism do not promote homophobia; they value inclusiveness and tolerance. Some liberal rabbis will perform commitment ceremonies for gay couples. So Dr. Laura in no way represents the majority of Jews when she espouses her hateful views.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998 |
A sex-oriented Internet company was ordered by a federal judge Friday to immediately remove from its Web site a dozen nude photos reportedly taken more than 20 years ago of Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the syndicated radio personality. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson in Los Angeles issued a temporary restraining order against Seattle-based Internet Entertainment Group, which bills itself as the leading provider of adult content on the Internet.
September 9, 2000 |
Paramount Television officials have maintained a low profile regarding "Dr. Laura," the TV talk show hosted by radio personality Laura Schlessinger. Indeed, the hope seems to be that those outraged by the show are doing the studio's promotional work for it. After roughly nine months of protests, which have steadily gained momentum since the National Assn.
November 7, 2000 |
Paramount is suffering another public-relations headache regarding "Dr. Laura," this time involving a fellow member of the studio's television family, "Frasier," with an episode of the sitcom that spoofed talk-show host Laura Schlessinger having been mysteriously yanked from syndication. The episode in question first aired on NBC in April 1999 and featured Christine Baranski as a spiteful radio host named Dr.
July 21, 2000 |
Laura Schlessinger's new Paramount-distributed daytime television talk show is advertising for audiences to attend tapings, and her critics are eagerly answering the call. An e-mail message sent out by the group stopdrlaura.com lists the toll-free number, as posted on Schlessinger's Web site, to get "VIP tickets," and calls on advocates opposed to the talk-show host in the Los Angeles area to "get your own free tickets and pay a visit to the 'doctor' in person."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1999 |
A Superior Court judge Wednesday dismissed radio talk show host Laura Schlessinger's slander lawsuit against a South Coast Plaza surf shop owner. Judge John Watson agreed with Beach Access owner Tom Moore that Schlessinger's case violated state law that prohibits suits meant to stifle free speech, known as SLAPP suits for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation. "We're quite thrilled with the results," said Tawnya Wojciechowski, one of Moore's attorneys.
February 5, 1996 |
Laura Schlessinger counts on being a friend to children. Five days a week, on her internationally syndicated KFI 640-AM radio talk show, she tells listeners to make children their priority. "I'm a child advocate--first and foremost," the author and family therapist--second in ratings only to Rush Limbaugh--said last week in her Los Angeles office. So, when Patti Edwards told Schlessinger she wanted to present her with the Orange County chapter of Childhelp USA's Children's Friend Award, "Dr.
March 22, 2000 |
The historic gates of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood provided the backdrop Tuesday morning for a protest of the studio's plans to distribute a daytime television show hosted by radio personality Laura Schlessinger.