Thank you so much for featuring Phil Donahue. I didn't realize it back in the early '80s, but he helped save my mind during a time I was unemployed and marginalized (which, sadly, I am again now). His program, which I watched "religiously" for a time, when I could, was so mind-expanding ... and I realized he didn't pander to his chief "audience," that is, stay-at-home moms and unemployed women. His show was so intelligent, provocative and exciting, so unlike most other pap on TV. As a feminist, humanist and atheist, his show fed my "soul" and my mind, and I have completely loved and honored him as a real TV pioneer.
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