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1 Laura Schlessinger Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. The show is nationally syndicated and runs three hours a day on weekdays. , who has told her radio listeners that homosexuality is "a biological error" and that a "huge portion" of gay men are pedophiles, looks forward to putting the final touches on Dr. Laura, her syndicated TV talk show, due in the fall from Paramount Domestic Television.
2 In a meeting with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Paramount backs Schlessinger and promises that her show will include "many points of view."
3 StopDrLaura.com is launched, to much fanfare and celebrity support.
4 Schlessinger issues a statement that reads, in part, "Regrettably, some of the words I've used have hurt some people, and I am sorry for that."
(Days later, she insists that the statement was a "clarification," not an apology.) 5 Hundreds protest the Dr. Laura show at the gates At the Gates are a Swedish melodic death metal band. They are one of the forebears of the Gothenburg sound of heavy metal along with other bands of the Gothenburg metal scene like Dark Tranquillity and In Flames. of Paramount.
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6 The president of National Religious Broadcasters writes to Paramount to support "our friend Dr. Laura." 7 Daily Variety reports that Paramount continues to stand behind Schlessinger.
8 Procter & Gamble leads the way for major sponsors to drop plans to advertise on the Dr. Laura show.
9 Reform Party presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan This article may be too long.
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10 The flow of major sponsors deserting Dr. Laura becomes a flood.
11 Dr. Laura debuts in choice afternoon time slots Continuously repeating interval of time or a time period in which two devices are able to interconnect. nationwide. 12 Poor reviews and low ratings lead to a production hiatus.
13 In recognition of Yom Kippur Yom Kippur [Heb.,=day of atonement], in Judaism, the most sacred holy day, falling on the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishri (usually late September or early October). It is a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness for sins committed during the year. , Schlessinger buys a full-page ad in the "Gay Hollywood" issue of Daily Variety to "seek forgiveness."
14 As Paramount reportedly prepares a replacement, Dr. Laura is canned by many stations, moved to the wee hours in many big cities, and rumored to be facing out-and-out cancellation by Paramount.