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Kathie Lee Gifford joins Dr. Oz to
discuss faith in the face of loss and grief

Kathie Lee Gifford Joins Dr. Oz To Discuss Faith in the Face of Loss and Grief; DeVon Franklin Will Join the Episode to Discuss How to Count Blessings to Reduce Stress


This Friday on Dr. Oz:  Kathie Lee Gifford Reveals How Faith Helped Her Handle Loss and Grief.  When her husband, NFL legend and broadcaster Frank Gifford, died, the buoyant Kathie Lee Gifford hit a wall. But her story doesn’t stop there because she also believes in “more than here, more than now.” On the third of four Faithful Fridays, television host Kathie Lee Gifford—and Dr. Oz—explore faith in the face of deep loss. Faithful Fridays features on The Dr. Oz Show every Friday in February.

Faithful Fridays Sneak Peak

Kathie Lee Gifford, with Hoda Kotb, co-hosts the fourth hour of NBC’s Today Show. Gifford also devotes considerable time to helping abused, neglected, sick and poverty-stricken children through organizations such as Childhelp, where she is spokesperson, and the Association to Benefit Children (ABC), which sponsors Cassidy’s Place and Cody House in New York City, named after Gifford’s children.

Miraculous Medical Recoveries Only God Can Explain
Dr. Oz, Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz, and pediatrician and parenting expert Dr. Harley Rotbart, discussed medical “miracles” otherwise impossible to explain.

Week 4—Feb. 24
How to Tap into Your Faith to Get the Relationship, Career and Life You’ve Always Wanted
Dr. Oz, DeVon Franklin and their all-star panel of faith leaders are back and introduce The Dr. Oz Show audience to ways faith can lift every area of life. They conduct live interventions with people struggling with their love life and career.

“Faith and spirituality don’t live in a Sunday-sized compartment, or even weeklong just within the walls of a church building. Faith threads through every aspect of what makes life better.”   From serving as the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz vaulted to international acclaim with The Dr. Oz Show. Seen around the world by millions daily, Dr. Oz helps viewers balance life 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.

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

In the worst life can offer—the death of a loved one—what is the faith difference? How did it help noted TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford through her own time of loss?

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About The Dr. Oz Show
The eight-time Daytime Emmy Award®-winning syndicated daily series The Dr. Oz Showis 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 more than 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.

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