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The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel) is a syndicated tabloid talk show, hosted by Montel Williams, which ran from 1991 to 2008.wikipedia
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The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel) is a syndicated tabloid talk show, hosted by Montel Williams, which ran from 1991 to 2008.
He is best known as host of the long-running daytime tabloid talk show The Montel Williams Show, which ran in syndication from 1991 to 2008.

Tabloid talk show

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The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel) is a syndicated tabloid talk show, hosted by Montel Williams, which ran from 1991 to 2008.
1991 alone saw four tabloid talk shows make their debut: The Jerry Springer Show (which evolved into a tabloid format after the program experienced low ratings with its early staid topical style), The Jenny Jones Show, The Maury Povich Show and The Montel Williams Show.

Sylvia Browne

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Most Wednesdays (and sometimes on Fridays as well during the summer), self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne was Montel's guest, and performed psychic readings of guests as well as discussing her ideas about spirituality and the afterlife. In June 2008, Ofcom of the UK ruled that ITV2 (which aired the show during its run) "breached standards with a repeat of the Montel Williams Show in which a 'desperate' couple were told by self-professed psychic Sylvia Browne that their missing son, Shawn Hornbeck was dead - even though he turned up alive the previous year." In August 2007, The Montel Williams Show was awarded The Truly Terrible Television Award for peddling pseudoscience and superstition to its audience for every episode that has showcased Sylvia Browne.
She appeared regularly on television and radio, including on The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live, and hosted an hour-long online radio show on Hay House Radio.

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Her predictions have been the target for much criticism, and her psychic abilities explained as cold reading by critics such as Robert S. Lancaster.
In a 2002 episode of The Montel Williams Show, Browne said Krewson was at that time working as a stripper in Los Angeles; however, in 2006, her dental records were matched to a body that had been found in 1996.

Paramount Domestic Television

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After Viacom's purchase of Paramount Pictures in March 1994, Viacom Enterprises was merged into Paramount Television's distribution arm, Paramount Domestic Television.

Shawn Hornbeck Foundation

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In June 2008, Ofcom of the UK ruled that ITV2 (which aired the show during its run) "breached standards with a repeat of the Montel Williams Show in which a 'desperate' couple were told by self-professed psychic Sylvia Browne that their missing son, Shawn Hornbeck was dead - even though he turned up alive the previous year."
Shortly after Hornbeck's disappearance, his parents appeared on The Montel Williams Show, where self-described psychic Sylvia Browne erroneously told the Akers that Hornbeck was dead.

Television City

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The first season, however, was produced and recorded at CBS Television City in Hollywood.

Broadcast syndication

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The Montel Williams Show (also known as Montel) is a syndicated tabloid talk show, hosted by Montel Williams, which ran from 1991 to 2008.

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A rerun package offered by Montels distributor, CBS Television Distribution, was sold into syndication for the 2008–2009 season, and reruns also aired on Black Entertainment Television (BET).

Multiple sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis was also a frequent topic, as Williams suffers from the disease.

Psychic

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Most Wednesdays (and sometimes on Fridays as well during the summer), self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne was Montel's guest, and performed psychic readings of guests as well as discussing her ideas about spirituality and the afterlife.

Psychic reading

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Most Wednesdays (and sometimes on Fridays as well during the summer), self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne was Montel's guest, and performed psychic readings of guests as well as discussing her ideas about spirituality and the afterlife.

Cold reading

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Her predictions have been the target for much criticism, and her psychic abilities explained as cold reading by critics such as Robert S. Lancaster.

One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge

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She refused to partake in the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge from James Randi, a prominent skeptic.

James Randi

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She refused to partake in the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge from James Randi, a prominent skeptic.

Skeptical movement

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She refused to partake in the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge from James Randi, a prominent skeptic.

Pseudoscience

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In August 2007, The Montel Williams Show was awarded The Truly Terrible Television Award for peddling pseudoscience and superstition to its audience for every episode that has showcased Sylvia Browne.

Superstition

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In August 2007, The Montel Williams Show was awarded The Truly Terrible Television Award for peddling pseudoscience and superstition to its audience for every episode that has showcased Sylvia Browne.

Psychic Detectives

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Other winners have been Psychic Detectives, A&E's Paranormal State and SciFi's Ghost Hunters.

A&E (TV channel)

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Other winners have been Psychic Detectives, A&E's Paranormal State and SciFi's Ghost Hunters.

Paranormal State

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Other winners have been Psychic Detectives, A&E's Paranormal State and SciFi's Ghost Hunters.

Science fiction

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Other winners have been Psychic Detectives, A&E's Paranormal State and SciFi's Ghost Hunters.

Ghost Hunters (TV series)

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Other winners have been Psychic Detectives, A&E's Paranormal State and SciFi's Ghost Hunters.

Paramount Pictures

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After Viacom's purchase of Paramount Pictures in March 1994, Viacom Enterprises was merged into Paramount Television's distribution arm, Paramount Domestic Television.

Paramount Television

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After Viacom's purchase of Paramount Pictures in March 1994, Viacom Enterprises was merged into Paramount Television's distribution arm, Paramount Domestic Television.