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EMMY®-Winning The Dr. OZ Show Introduces ‘Faithful Fridays,’
Featuring Devon Franklin

Michael Conrad 214-616-0320

NEW YORK – January 23, 2017 – Focused on the balance of “body, mind and spirit,” renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and award-winning media personality Dr. Oz launches Faithful Fridays, a new weekly segment through February on his hit TV show, featuring New York Times best-selling author, Hollywood producer and preacher DeVon Franklin.

“In Faithful Fridays, we’ll explore the important role that faith and spirituality can play in our overall well-being,” Dr. Oz said. “DeVon frequently joins us for popular and informative looks at spiritual and personal development. This February, I’m thrilled he’ll help us with Faithful Fridays on The Dr. Oz Show.”

“As people of faith, belief is an integral part of who we are,” Franklin said. “With Faithful Fridays, we’ll talk about all the ways faith contributes to living our best life possible.”

Dr. Oz will launch Faithful Fridays in February as part of a 30 Days of Blessed Living initiative.

“Faith and spirituality don’t just live in a Sunday-sized compartment, or even weeklong just within the walls of a church building,” Dr. Oz said. “It’s a thread through every aspect of life that makes life better—whether someone attends church or not.”

From serving as the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Mehmet Oz vaulted to international acclaim with The Dr. Oz Show. Seen around the world by millions daily, Dr. Oz helps viewers balance their lives physically, mentally and spiritually. Still performing 100 cardiac surgeries each year, Dr. Oz is a professor of surgery at Columbia University and directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Oprah Winfrey calls DeVon Franklin “a bonafide dynamo . . . a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.”  As an award-winning Hollywood producer, best-selling author, renowned preacher and motivational speaker, DeVon is a multihyphenate fast becoming force in media. His commitment to lift the masses through entertainment has made him a leading authority on faith, spiritual wellness and personal development. Beliefnet named him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” DeVon recently produced the hit film MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and wrote the No. 2 New York Times best-selling self-help book, The Wait, with his wife, actress Meagan Good.

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About The Dr. Oz Show
The eight-time Daytime Emmy Award®-winning syndicated daily series The Dr. Oz Show is hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author and world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon.The Dr. Oz Show is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.

Dr. Oz 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 as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart. Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014 and has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine.

Dr. Oz is a 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 percent of the country, The Dr. Oz Show is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. The Dr. Oz Show is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader and Laurie Rich.