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Warm, Fuzzy and Phil Donahue

February 18, 2010 |  1:00 pm





Feb. 18, 1980, Phil Donahue

Feb. 18, 1980, Phil Donahue


Feb. 18, 1980: You may have noticed that I’ve begun doing 1980. It was painful to admit that this was 30 years ago, but I’m afraid that’s true. If you’re a young person, you may not remember the TV sensation that was Phil Donahue, whose show ended in 1996. At least, I had forgotten all about him. In these days of partisan smack-downs, I suppose it’s difficult to imagine a TV host who was insufferably warm and fuzzy. But he was. Here’s Donahue with Marilyn Manson. No, really!

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