Bob Turner was the president of Multimedia, which was a company that syndicated TV programs, and they syndicated mine in 1992 through 1996. Bob Turner was the president, and it was Bob Turner that chased Roger Ailes and me down one night at 21 with the idea of doing a show. He was a great guy. He is a great guy. And he has the perfect temperament. I mean, the guy knew what he was getting into. Almost. (laughing) He sized it up real quickly, and he was as loyal as the day is long.

He had a stick-to-itiveness. He couldn’t be rattled. And at that time, 1992, we were just four years into the program. And the effort to discredit me and the program was every bit as intense then as it was now. And it would have been easy to avoid it. I mean, he was syndicating Phil Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael, and Sally was not happy at all. Sally’s show taped right down the hall from mine. Sally was not happy at all. Phil was kind of conflicted about it, ’cause Phil likes money.

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