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Talk show maestro Phil Donahue, on the intense competion in the sleaze-and-tease world of daytime talk shows: “The worst thing to be known as is intelligent. If that happens, we’re doomed. Please do not call me intelligent. Call me outrageous. I’d rather be called sleazy than identified as intelligent.


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