Dr. Drew Show Canceled Following Hosts Remarks About Hillary Clinton’s Health
Dr. Drew Pinsky’s show on HLN — Dr. Drew on Call — has been canceled after six years.
Dr. Drew On Call Canceled
CNN announced the cancelation of Dr. Drew On Call Friday. CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz confirmed that he and Pinsky “have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22.″
“Dr. Drew and his team have delivered more than five years of creative shows and I want to thank them for their hard work and distinctive programming,” Jautz added in a statement. “Their audience-driven shows, in particular, were innovative and memorable TV. And Dr. Drew has been an authoritative voice on addiction and on many other topical issues facing America today.”
Pinsky said in his own statement, “It has been a privilege working at HLN. My executive producer Burt Dubrow and our outstanding staff and contributors were consistently exceptional. I am very excited to stay within the CNN Worldwide family as a contributor.”
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Jautz’s announcement is coming just a week after Pinsky made headlines for weighing in on the subject of Hillary Clinton‘s health on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning radio show. Like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Pinsky was attempting to give credence to the speculation about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health.
“Based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care,” Pinsky said, stating that he’d looked over the information with another doctor. “Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor’s lounge. We’d be laughed out. She’s receiving sort-of 1950-level care by our evaluation.”
Pinsky’s comments about Clinton’s health were widely viewed as being unprofessional and irresponsible.
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