Oprah Winfrey changed daytime talk. For 25 years she has come into everyone’s living room every weekday afternoon. Last year she decided to walk away from that throne to a much bigger one. She called it OWN. In the fall Ellen took over her old time slot. If you notice though the majority of talk shows were spawned from first being introduced on Oprah’s show. She basically co-signed people like Dr. Oz, Dr Phil and Nate Burkus to have their own talk show and of course anything Ms. Winfrey touches turns to gold. Even though Steve Harvey already had his own successful career path he was able to go on Oprah’s show and make such an impression from his Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man bestseller that she brought him on a few more times due to the response from her female audience. He got flack from fellas for telling their secrets and breaking the man code. I know I was on the list at the library for months before I could finally check it out.
To be honest I loved the book. Thing is I went into it with an open mind. Some black women argued that no man should tell them how to act; they couldn’t get passed being told what to do in order to get a man. Even with some negative cloud over this book people were buying it, skyrocketing his already successful career. The book has led him to turn it into a movie which has a star studded cast. The many titles under his belt can get longer.
There is no concrete debut date but things are moving along for Steve Harvey to have his own talk show in Chi-town on NBC. It’s time for something for the fellas. I think that’s great considering there really are no talk shows specifically for men; when you think about talk shows men do not come to the mind at least not in a positive way. I guess he might have felt a little guilty for breaking that man code.
Steve Harvey said he will NOT be interviewing celebrities because 1) they always have an agenda for being on shows and PR people to choreograph their answers and 2) they are forever cancelling at the last minute; real people don’t. Again there is no title name or release date for the show yet.
Would you watch? How do you feel about a black man sort of telling us how to think like a man? In order to get back on track with establishing a good relationship between sisahs and brothas we need to communicate and nobody is doing that. We talk ‘at’ each other instead of ‘to’ each other and that is sad. What gets me is how can some of my sistahs get upset and refuse advice from our own brothas where the advice is more likely coming from a good place but go on numerous talk shows and dish our dirty laundry to these white people who is only doing this just to fill a slot on the show and want us to feel that we are broken and damaged for the reason we are not married? Come on lets get it together ladies. For the record I don’t think that our lack of not being married at a certain age is that much of a detriment that it should make us feel like we are dysfunctional. Every race has the same problem. That kind of thinking is worse than what Steve Harvey has written anywhere in that book. I’m game for watching the show. This could be what breaks the camel’s back to get rid of the negative stereotypes stamped on my brothas.
Peace and luv!
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