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Tony Danza criticizes Dr. Phil

Sept. 24, 2004 at 2:18 PM

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- TV talk host Tony Danza has blasted "Dr. Phil" McGraw for comparing a 9-year-old boy and a serial killer during a primetime television special.

Danza, on his show Thursday, said the Federal Communications Commission should fine McGraw for the psychologist's comments during the CBS "Family First" special Wednesday, the New York Post reported Friday.

"How about the fact that Dr. Phil had a kid on last night, 9 years old, and evidently (McGraw) had this thing where he's got these 14 traits of a serial killer. Evidently, this kid has 10 of these traits or something. So what does he do on Monday? He's got to go to school now," Danza said.

"I think there should be a fine for Dr. Phil," Danza said.

Danza said he is sensitive to kids' media exposure and what could happen with their peers and circle of friends.

"My kids, I swear, ever since I got the show, all I hear is, 'Dad, remember -- Monday I have to go to school,'" he said.

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