"The Dr. Oz Show" Kicks Off New 4PM Time Slot With Free Rush Hour Cab Rides!

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"The Dr. Oz Show" National Move to 4PM Hits New York City First on Thursday, May 26

NEW YORK, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a way to celebrate the move of "The Dr. Oz Show"  to 4PM

on Fox 5, Dr. Oz is stepping up and providing what New Yorkers need most between 4-6PM - a cab!  This one-day special event on Thursday, May 26 will ring in the new time slot and take the stress out of rush hour by giving New Yorkers a free ride.  A fleet of more than 400 taxi cab tops featuring "The Dr. Oz Show" will canvas the city and take passengers to the destination of their choice anywhere in New York City (airports excluded).  In addition, all cabs will offer riders wellness tips from Dr. Oz and a choice few will include Dr. Oz himself, as he rides along to offer an in-person chat and consultation to lucky riders.  

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The cabs will leave from various staging areas in Manhattan including major commutation points such as Grand Central, Penn Station, Rockefeller Center, the Flatiron Building, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Columbus Circle, Bloomingdales, and in Harlem at St Nicholas between West 125th and 126th Streets.  At three of these posts- Grand Central, Rockefeller Center and Harlem- commuters will even have the opportunity to have their blood pressure taken, checking the pulse of what a real New York City rush hour does to our bodies.   A complete list of areas where riders can look for the cabs can be found on www.doctoroz.com.  Once the cabs drop off passengers after leaving the various staging areas however, they are free to anyone that can hail them in New York.  If an ad for "The Dr. Oz Show" adorns the taxi top, the ride is on Dr. Oz!  May 26 is the first day that "The Dr. Oz Show" will broadcast at 4PM in New York City on Fox 5, WNYW.  

"I wanted to give back to the city which has given me so much, from years practicing medicine here to my show at 30 Rockefeller Center in our historic studio.  New York is the best city in which to live and work and I'm thrilled that we're moving to 4:00 PM on Fox 5 (WNYW) on May 26th," said Dr. Oz. "The least I can do is offer a free ride to commuters during the rush hour to try and alleviate some of the hustle and bustle from their stressful lives."

Information provided at the event will outline simple tips to reduce stress in the lives of New Yorkers which is also key in managing longevity- a topic frequently covered on "The Dr. Oz Show." The average blood pressure data results collected at the event will also be announced the following day.  


Dr. Oz won an Emmy for outstanding informative talk show host at the 2010 Daytime Emmys. "The Dr. Oz Show" was nominated for Best Informative Talk Show.  Last year "The Dr. Oz Show" debuted with the biggest ratings in seven years in daytime television and maintained impressive ratings throughout the season. Dr. Oz has served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine.  He is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio's "Oprah Radio."  Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.  

Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is co-produced by Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and distributed by SPT.  "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Mindy Borman; Amy Chiaro is co-executive producer.  The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York's legendary Rockefeller Center.  


Harpo Studios is the home of Harpo Productions, Inc. the most successful production company in daytime talk, producing the number one, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Nate Berkus Show," as well as having developed "Dr. Phil" and "Rachael Ray."  ZoCo Productions, LLC, an affiliate of Harpo Productions, Inc., and Sony Pictures Television co-produce "The Dr. Oz Show."    Harpo Studios creates, develops and produces original TV programming for primetime, syndication, cable and digital platforms.  Harpo Creative Works, an award-winning team of designers, writers and producers, offers its services to media clients outside of Harpo Studios as a full-service creative agency specializing in the design and execution of on-air, print and online promotion for broadcast and cable television across a wide range of multimedia.  Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly "O, The Oprah Magazine" publication.  Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films and, through an exclusive deal with HBO, scripted television programming.  Harpo Radio, Inc. produces Oprah Radio (XM channel 156, Sirius channel 195 as part of its "Best of XM" package) on SIRIUS XM Radio and content for Westwood One.  A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a multi-platform company that includes a cable network and the premier lifestyle website Oprah.com, launched on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes..


Sony Pictures Television is one of the television industry's leading content providers.  It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases and family entertainment around the world and for every platform:   broadcast and cable television, first-run and off-network syndication and digital distribution.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of feature films and television shows, SPT boasts a current program slate that includes the top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms.  Internationally, SPT is a leader in local language productions around the world, some of which are co-produced with local partners, and sells SPE-owned formats in approximately 70 countries.  To better serve its clients and partners worldwide, SPT maintains offices throughout the world, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio is a key strategy in SPE's long-range commitment to the global marketplace, with 120 channel feeds, which are available in more than 142 countries reaching more than 500 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle.  Additionally, SPT owns Dutch entertainment company 2waytraffic, production company Embassy Row and Sony Movie Channel, and is a part owner of cable channel GSN, new 3D channel 3net, FEARnet, the premier horror/thriller website and VOD service, and national media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premiere national advertising sales companies, handling the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in all of SPE's digital businesses in the United States.  SPT (www.sonypicturestelevision.com) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

Online Information:Show:   doctoroz.comTwitter:  twitter.com/drozMyspace: myspace.com/drozFacebook: facebook.com/drozFor Ticket Inquiries:General Audience Tickets:Ticket Request Hotline is openMonday through Friday, 9:00 AM5:00 PM212-664-3056, Options

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