Q: My son was recently diagnosed with glioblastoma. I have heard that Dr. Oz will have a show on this brain cancer sometime this month. However, I subscribe to Dish Network, and no station that I can find airs the show. What can I do?
E.C., of Millstadt
A: Fortunately, in this age of computers and Wi-Fi, it’s almost impossible to be shut out from seeing any TV show. In your case, Dr. Schlueter can prescribe three solutions:
First, you can find an old fogy like me who receives his signals from a rooftop antenna. “The Dr. Oz Show” airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on MyNetworkTV (or MyTV), which is Channel 4.3 on the KMOV-TV family of stations. (Channel 4.2 is MeTV, which broadcasts classics ranging from “I Love Lucy” to the original “Star Trek.”) If you’ve never watched this channel and you can’t find it on your TV, you may have to consult your instruction book on how to rescan your channels.
Even easier, you can find a Charter Spectrum subscriber and have him or her tune to Channel 181, also at 11 a.m. As you have discovered, Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse do not offer it.
Finally, even if you miss it on television or you want to see it again, you can always go to Dr. Oz’s Internet website at www.doctoroz.com and find the show there shortly after it has aired.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you which day that particular show might air. I did call the Dr. Oz press office in New York, but, for reasons they couldn’t explain, they told me that their legal department has advised them not to reveal air dates for upcoming guests or shows. All I can tell you is that the show’s ninth season is slated to begin Sept. 18, so you’ll just have to monitor each day’s show or remember to periodically check the website.
My best wishes to you and your son.
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