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Dr. Laura to host Sirius radio show

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. therapist and author Dr. Laura Schlessinger has signed on as host of a live, three-hour daily, call-in show, Sirius XM said Monday.

'Dr. Laura' says she's leaving radio

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Laura Schlessinger says she plans to leave her U.S. satellite radio talk show at the end of the year, because she wants her "First Amendment rights back."

Schlessinger apologizes for racial slur

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. radio personality Laura Schlessinger has apologized for repeatedly using the N-word while speaking to a black caller on her talk show this week.

Sources: 'Dr. Laura' a sore loser in race

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Conservative radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger was loathe to surrender a second-place finish in a California Yacht Club sailing contest, sources say.

Dr. Laura chastises women in book

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger criticizes U.S. women, calling them "unpaid whores" in her new book, "The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage."

Dr. Laura shows off a new attitude

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Warm, fuzzy and funny are not words used to describe Dr. Laura Schlessinger, but it appears the acerbic radio host is working on new attitude.

Dr. Laura to do one-woman show

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- U.S. syndicated radio host Laura Schlessinger will make her stage debut in a new one-woman theatrical production.

Dr. Laura happy with election

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Dr. Laura Schlessinger, back on New York radio, said she's happy about last week's presidential re-election of George W. Bush.

Dr. Laura elicits Muslim criticism

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Talk show host Laura Schlessinger, who has previously drawn fire from gay groups, now is being criticized for an allegedly anti-Muslim tirade. The Council on American Islamic Relations in Washington is asking the nationally syndicated personality, who cal

Mom of radio's Dr. Laura believed slain

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The elderly mother of radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger was apparently murdered and left undiscovered in her Beverly Hills for "several weeks," police

Dr. Laura's mom was homicide victim

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Beverly Hills homicide detectives Friday were investigating the mysterious murder of a woman assumed to be the mother of radio talk-show host Doctor Laura Schlessinger. Police said an autopsy on the remains of a woman found in a home on Monday led them to

Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American talk radio host, socially conservative commentator and author. Her call-in radio program occasionally features short monologues on social and political topics, but is mostly made up of her responses to callers' requests for personal advice. Schlessinger's answers have been variously characterized as direct, wise, to-the-point, abrupt and cruel. Her website says that her show "preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values and ethics."

Previously, Schlessinger combined a local radio career with a private practice as a marriage and family counselor, but since going national she has concentrated her efforts on the daily syndicated The Dr. Laura Program, and on authoring self-help books. A television talk show was launched in 2000, but it was short-lived. The Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, and The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands are among her bestselling works.

Schlessinger was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Monroe (Monty) Schlessinger, a civil engineer, and Yolanda Ceccovini Schlessinger, an Italian war bride. She grew up in Brooklyn, then on Long Island. She was an only child for eleven years until her sister, Cindy, was born. She has described her childhood environment as unloving and unpleasant and her family as dysfunctional, ascribing some of the difficulty to extended family rejection of her parents' mixed faith Jewish-Catholic marriage. While in her late 20's, Schlessinger separated from her first husband, who was a dentist, and moved to Los Angeles, where her parents had resettled.

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