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Magazine story questions 'Dr. Phil's' endorsements of his books
A story in the latest edition of Newsweek magazine is questioning whether Dr. Phil McGraw, a native Oklahoman known for his show "Dr. Phil," violated Federal Trade Commission guidelines on endorsements in publicly pitching his diet books.In the story "ALL IN THE FAMILY," Newsweek reports that McGraw actively promoted his books "The 17 Day Diet" and "P.I.N.K. Method" on his TV show without disclosing that his son, Jay, assisted in the publishing of the books and benefited financially from them. McGraw's attorney denies any violations occurred. The story mentions that McGraw is an Oklahoma native. He was born in Vinita and lived at one time in Oklahoma City, according to The Oklahoman Archives. He also received a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa. You can read the complete story by going to Newsweek's website, The Daily Beast.