Who was Roger King?

Who was Roger King?

There are 40 comments on the Pocono Record story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Who was Roger King?. In it, Pocono Record reports that:

Q: I am a fan of the "Dr. Phil" television show. For some time now, the wording "In loving memory of Roger King" appears on the screen at the end of the show. via Pocono Record

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James

Lynbrook, NY

#21 Jul 9, 2008
dorothy moon wrote:
You've got to be kidding. Oprah is a total phony--has shows on U.S. poverty, abuse, animal rights, etc., but when it comes to her billions, she only contributes to black/African causes. Even those giveaway shows are promotional gifts from the manufacturers.
She is a tight-wad, racist (anti-white), greedy, and egotistical. Only self-loathing whites like her!
I totally agree that Oprah is a 'Wolfe In Sheeps Clothing' but Oprah we the country know this about you, you aren't fooling anyone. People watch oprah for the content not for Oprah. Besides its nice to see a black work everyday.. that is interesting by itself.
gladys premo

Dillon, SC

#22 Jul 18, 2008
dorothy moon wrote:
You've got to be kidding. Oprah is a total phony--has shows on U.S. poverty, abuse, animal rights, etc., but when it comes to her billions, she only contributes to black/African causes. Even those giveaway shows are promotional gifts from the manufacturers.
She is a tight-wad, racist (anti-white), greedy, and egotistical. Only self-loathing whites like her!
WOW, it sounds as though some of you people in viewing land are severely jealous. Of course, promoters want to give their products to others. I give a portion of my talents away, as everyone ought to do. It is not self-promotion--it is the lack of greed. No, Roger King's memory line is not excessive on Dr. Phil's show. Both these talk show hosts help many, many persons here and in foreign countries. Views like yours
ar4e narrow and small-minded. Please find something else to do than criticise the alleged "racism" and "greed" they display. The only thing wrong with DR. PHIL is he that he swears.
gladys premo

Dillon, SC

#23 Jul 18, 2008
gerard wrote:
the reason i think the tribute to Roger King was not that bright.. is because as a viewer I though for example that the story of the show was about 2 bank robbers and when I saw 'in loving memory' I thought someone involved in the story of the show had died since the taping of it? I mean out of nowhere with no explanation of who Roger King is may be all fine with Dr. Phil because he knows the man and was a friend.. but come on how about us the viewers who are left clueless? Not smart people, not smart. I mean for gods sakes anyone here in this forum was left dumbfounded just like me!
Who is not smart? Judging from your Post, you may want to brush up on your writing skills. In comment to your post, everyone has the means to find out who Robert King was, just as I did, and that is by surfing the net!!! If you can post a comment, you can certainly make inquiry on the net. Please do not take the name of the Lord in vain.
Kathy

Rockford, IL

#24 Jul 23, 2008
Juanita wrote:
Opray gives nothing away. If you watch and listen closely you will hear all who donate in her name. They use her and she uses them. Did you ever think why children of Africa would need Niki sneakers when they could of brought thosands more of another brand, with out the name Niki on them. Almost all the things Opray gives aweay are donated. Listen when she thanks them at the end of the show.
Please learn how to spell or use a dictionary.
gessele

San Jose, CA

#25 Aug 1, 2008
WOW... I swear all of you people need to get lives..
i was just curious about who roger king was and all
i see is all this shit about Dr. Phil and Oprah...
you guys are a bunch of low-lives....
Bk ca

Milpitas, CA

#26 Aug 6, 2008
Aiken SC, you are really a Sad person..
I too wanted to know who was Roger King.
Thankyou everyone for the information.
God Bless this man, RIP
M Chips

United States

#27 Aug 15, 2008
Danica and Denise above - uh oh! Cat Fight!!!!
chrissy

Ashtabula, OH

#28 Aug 15, 2008
Juanita wrote:
Opray gives nothing away. If you watch and listen closely you will hear all who donate in her name. They use her and she uses them. Did you ever think why children of Africa would need Niki sneakers when they could of brought thosands more of another brand, with out the name Niki on them. Almost all the things Opray gives aweay are donated. Listen when she thanks them at the end of the show.
When you si remember to spell correctly...NIKE
chrissy

Ashtabula, OH

#29 Aug 15, 2008
See how dumb that looks?...."si"rather than dis
missH

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Aug 25, 2008
Juanita wrote:
Opray gives nothing away. If you watch and listen closely you will hear all who donate in her name. They use her and she uses them. Did you ever think why children of Africa would need Niki sneakers when they could of brought thosands more of another brand, with out the name Niki on them. Almost all the things Opray gives aweay are donated. Listen when she thanks them at the end of the show.
Yeah, it's an investment of the donating company for an advertisement so to speak. And it gets endorsed by Oprah. She is merely a venue for those companies to plug their products and she gets ratings by "giving" stuff away. A win for ratings, a win for advertising products, & a win for the audience to get stuff. & the audience pays taxes on it.
Martha

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Aug 28, 2008
innocent onlooker

Modesto, CA

#32 Aug 28, 2008
I have seen the "In Memory" also and wondered how it referred to so I "googled" and found this comment board. After wading through all the garbage posted and leaving my own "judge it!" on many, I had to post my comment regarding all the negative uneducated comments posted by people who seem to think they have a clue about what they are commenting on.
The reason I looked was because I did not know who Roger King was or what his connection to the Dr.Phil show was. It was a simple question that was simply answered. Why do people find it fulfilling to comment and slam people that had nothing to do with the original reason we all got on this site to begin with? And to think....we inhale the same air that these type of people exhale...We need more trees to filter the air. Try spending our energy in a positive manner and it may make the world a little nicer to live in. Thanks for spending your time to read my comment and if you agree "judge it!" and if you don't you are entitled to that too.
having fun

Lititz, PA

#33 Sep 5, 2008
i have never been to one of these "post your opinion" forums before- but my reply would be that i do not really understand why people get so upset at other peoples opinions. is it so hard to just understand that we all see things a little different from one another most likley based on our personal experiences at the time. i have yet to meet any one person that was always entirely right or entirely wrong.for example my opinion on one of these posts would be that "blanco" is rather uneducated, most likely unmotivated and looking for a hand out alot of the time. i know 13 year olds with a better handle on the english language(i am not refering to their more than likely hispanic heritage). this will anger many, others will agree, some will consider myself uneducated for saying it- all depending on their personal experience i think. but then again i could be wrong. i am simply fascinated by what will come next! as for roger king- i too came here for the answer to who he was-thank you for those who knew. how cool that i found a "social experiment" of sorts. have fun trying to guess what kind of person i am.(of course many o fyou won't waste their time on that-right?)
intelligent

Lititz, PA

#34 Sep 5, 2008
what an ass having fun- you could use a little education about racism and definatly profiling!
Lisa

Rogers, AR

#35 Oct 3, 2008
Before writing in to criticize either Dr. Phil or Oprah one would think that you would be able to spell their names correctly. Also, I would suggest proof reading or spell check if you want your comments to be taken seriously.
Juanita wrote:
Opray gives nothing away. If you watch and listen closely you will hear all who donate in her name. They use her and she uses them. Did you ever think why children of Africa would need Niki sneakers when they could of brought thosands more of another brand, with out the name Niki on them. Almost all the things Opray gives aweay are donated. Listen when she thanks them at the end of the show.
Lisa

Rogers, AR

#36 Oct 3, 2008
Before you decide to take action to criticize either Dr. Phil or Oprah, one would think that you would actually be able to spell their names correctly. Also, you should consider using spell check if you want your comments to be taken seriously.
Chelsea

Massapequa, NY

#37 Mar 21, 2013
James wrote:
<quoted text>I totally agree that Oprah is a 'Wolfe In Sheeps Clothing' but Oprah we the country know this about you, you aren't fooling anyone. People watch oprah for the content not for Oprah. Besides its nice to see a black work everyday.. that is interesting by itself.
What a scumbag you are! It is interesting to see a black working everyday? That is digusting, racist and appalling. It is sickening to know that there are people like you in the world. It makes me more embarressed to know there are people like you rather than all of those "unemployed blacks".
Diana

Branson, MO

#38 May 2, 2015
Hal Sempsrott wrote:
I think the tribute to ROGER KING at the end of Dr Phil's show is touching an appropriate -- up to a reasonable time. Come on Dr Phil, he's not a household name we all revere. It's not as if he brought lasting peace to the world, or lowered the price of $4,00 per gallon gasoline. It would be more fitting if you grieved his passing more privately in your heart.
Is it really an issue for you? Your voice could be put to so many other areas where it is truly needed. Just goes to show - we just can't please everyone. Choose an area where you can make a real difference in people's lives...just a genuine suggestion. This means something to Dr Phil, so instead of schooling him on YOUR opinion - go make a difference where you can.
Diana

Branson, MO

#39 May 2, 2015
Cheryl wrote:
How much longer does Dr. Phil plan to memorialize Roger King at the end of his shows? I think it was a very nice tribute, but now it's kind of getting a little old. I rarely watch his show anyway ... liked Dr. Keith Ablow MUCH better ... but I did notice it.
I find your comment rather insensitive. You cannot know the depth of what this man meant to Dr. Phil - we should just trust in Dr. phil's decisions/actions in regard to his honoring of Roger King. Trust - and let it go. I have great respect for Dr. Phil and to (in your words) find it getting a little old continue his honoring of Roger King - we should mind our own backyard first. That's a petty issue for the public but obviously deeply heartfelt by Dr. Phil. In the words of "Frozen".- Let it go.
Elaine

Asheboro, NC

#40 Mar 15, 2017
dorothy moon wrote:
You've got to be kidding. Oprah is a total phony--has shows on U.S. poverty, abuse, animal rights, etc., but when it comes to her billions, she only contributes to black/African causes. Even those giveaway shows are promotional gifts from the manufacturers.
She is a tight-wad, racist (anti-white), greedy, and egotistical. Only self-loathing whites like her!
Well it doesn't matter how you see Oprah or black people period it don't even matter how u feel about them because one thing people tends to forget, we are all human beings formed from that same dust on the ground with the very same breath of God that give life to this flesh, the same color blood runs through each any everyone of us, so Dorothy it's is truly not about the color of our skins it is the the blood and that is what matters, because when it is all said and done, you are no better than anyone else in Gods sight we are all the same because he has no respect of persons, what he says goes for everyone whether we hear and believe or not believe we will all be judged accordingly. Give honor to whom honor is due stop being jealous of other people greatness and figure out away that you can walk in greatness too. Oprah is a wonderful lady she can careless of what you or anyone else thinks of her. She has so much more positive things to think about. God see all things and as long as he knows what Oprah, you, me and everyone else is doing, nothing else matter because God will reward us all according to our very own WORKS. Why don't u try giving more to others it can make a difference in your life too, even if it's just a smile, it can make a difference in someone's life.

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