Phillip John “Phil” Donahue is an American media personality, writer, and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show. The television program, also known as Donahue, was the first talk show format that included audience participation. The show had a 29-year run on national television in America that began in Dayton, Ohio, and ended in New York City in 1996.His shows have often focused on issues that divide liberals and conservatives in the United States, such as abortion, consumer protection, civil rights and war issues.
Suicide Is A Permanent Solution To A Temporary Problem.
I Have Moved From Certainty To Doubt, From Devotion To Rebellion.
In A Network Situation, A Vice President, While He's Shaving, Can Decide Your History.
I Could Never Understand How We Could Put 120,000 Japanese Behind A Fence In World War Ii. I Remember Being Bewildered About That.
I Tip Like Crazy. They'll Remember Me. Celebrity Can Be Expensive.
Television Is Not The Exclusive Target Of Promoters. Is Superman Really Worthy Of A Newsweek Cover?
December 25th Has Become Guilt And Obligation.
To A Journalist, Good News Is Often Not News At All.
Recognition Should Come To The Reporter Who Uncovers Public Cheating Or Proves A Convicted Man Innocent.
Some People Are Uncomfortable With The Idea That Humans Belong To The Same Class Of Animals As Cats And Cows And Raccoons. They're Like The People Who Become Successful And Then Don't Want To Be Reminded Of The Old Neighborhood.
Airlines Are Interesting. They Not Only Favor Celebrities, They Court Them.
Marlo Taught Me Things I Thought I Knew.
In 1953 There Were Two Ways For An Irish Catholic Boy To Impress His Parents: Become A Priest Or Attend Notre Dame.
In Reality, The Most Important Things Happen When You Don't Look For Them.
Presenting Statues Of Honor To Reporters For Covering An Earthquake Is Like Presenting A First Prize To A Doctor For Performing Surgery.
The System Of Volunteerism Is Divisive. It Pits One Charity Against The Others For The Charity Dollar.
At First, I Thoroughly Enjoyed Being Famous.
A Large Psychic Void Is Left By A Loss Of Faith. So Many Catholics Have Tried So Many Things To Replace It.
They Were Terrified That We Were Going To Become An Anti-war Kind Of Platform.
Oprah Is More Than An Institution. Oprah Is A Very Special Star In The Firmament. I Can't Imagine A Greater Success Than She's Enjoyed.
Praising The Lord And Passing The Ammunition Are Mutually Exclusive Ideas.
We Should Not Use Crippled Children To Sell Hamburgers. Ever.
The Tube Is A Vehicle For Selling Things, Not For Exploring Ideas.
When I Was A Kid, People Who Got Divorced Were People Who Had No Gumption.
When We Had Been Married Five Years, We Had Six Children. What, In God's Name, Was Wrong With Me?
Everybody Is Under Pressure To Shut Up And Sing.
I Believe Celebrity Spoils People - Some Worse Than Others.
Saddam Was A Bastard, But He Was Our Bastard.
I Find Celebrity Status Difficult To Bear When I Am In The Company Of My Mother.
I Was Proud Of The Waves I Had Made, But Wondered How Many Boats I Was Supposed To Rock.
Miss Child Is Never Bashful With Butter.
I Think The Idea Of Creating A Television News Source That Is Not Beholden To Corporate Interests Is Nirvana.
Is It Any Wonder That For Millions Of Men The Only Intimacy Is Physical, Silent, And Predictable?
Spanking And Verbal Criticism Have Become, To Many Parents, More Important Tools Of Child Rearing Than Approval.
I Have Had Time To Analyze My Feelings. I Am Certain That They Are Totally Neurotic, Sexist, Silly, And A Big Waste Of Time.