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Yesterday, Dr. Phil sat down with Ted Williams, the homeless man who became a viral video sensation, to ask him the hard questions. Ted admitted that he struggled with an alcohol and crack cocaine addiction and had a rap sheet that included charges of theft and forgery. As Dr. Phil probed deeper, the golden-voiced radio announcer revealed that he walked out on his ex-wife, Patti, and their nine children more than 20 years ago. Now, Ted comes face to face with the woman he left behind. How does Patti feel about her ex-husband's newfound fame and fortune? Hear her strong message for him. And, Ted has a tearful reunion with six of his children who share their candid feelings about growing up without a dad. Will they forgive the man who abandoned them, and do they believe he's sincere about turning his life around? Plus, Dr. Phil tells Ted what he must do now to remain sober and avoid falling prey to the pitfalls of sudden success. It's an emotional Dr. Phil you don't want to miss!

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Ted Williams, a homeless man with a smooth announcing voice, found himself living on the streets in Columbus, Ohio after his life was ruined by substance abuse.  Williams, who says he’s been sober for two years, became an overnight celebrity after The Columbus Dispatch posted a web video of him this week, culminating in job offers and a reunion with his mother, whom he hadn’t seen in more than 10 years.   Dr. Phil sits down with Ted Williams and two of his nine children to talk about meeting the challenges of sudden fame, and the life-long journey that brought him there.

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Dr. Phil continues his mission to end the silence on domestic violence. More than 25 percent of battered women remain in a relationship with their abuser. Sonya fears that she is one of those women who stay. She says her husband, Lawrence, kicked her in the stomach during a fight, forced her to the ground while she was pregnant and violated her in an unspeakable way. Lawrence denies his wife’s allegations. He says she instigates fights, throws things at him and gets in his face. Three children stand in the middle of this turbulent relationship, and the couple’s oldest son reveals what bothers him most. How can Sonya calm the chaos in her household? Is leaving Lawrence the only option? Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, shares the six steps to protect yourself in an abusive relationship.

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Is it cheating to take office supplies home from work or to keep the change when a clerk gives you back too much? When are the boundaries crossed? Jolie was involved in the high-profile Steinmetz Academic Decathlon scandal, where students say they received a copy of the test from their coach, Jerry Plecki, before the competition. Jolie says she’ll do whatever it takes to win, and she would cheat all over again. Hear her shocking message to her own children about cheating. Then, Jerry Marconi, who was a lead investigator for the Chicago Board of Education during the case, has a stern message for Jolie. Next, learn the surprising length some college kids say they’ll go to ace an exam. Plus, Dr. Phil shows you the latest cheating techniques being used in school.

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Dr. Phil's most difficult, most notorious, most-talked about guests return. When Chloe, now 18, first appeared on the show, she stormed offstage after fighting with her mom about her boyfriend. This time around, will Chloe show any signs she's grown up, especially when confronted with a polygraph test? Plus, see what happens when Chloe is reunited with the boyfriend she hasn't seen since the show. Then, Todd last appeared on Dr. Phil after he faked his own death to get back at his wife, Deborah. Have his sly ways stopped? You won’t believe what he did after his the last show! Will his visit bring about an apology? And, will Chloe and Todd find redemption in their return?

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The holidays are over, but for many, the battle of the bulge has just begun. If you’re ready to take charge of your weight in 2011, join Dr. Phil as he kicks off The 17 Day Diet Challenge! Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Mike Moreno, the program helps you whittle your waistline and shed pounds fast. Ten candidates – Kim, Clint, Becky, Chanel, Amanda, Tracy, Brad, Joni, Tom and Kristina -- will compete against each other to lose weight and win amazing prizes. Dr. Phil and Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, shake up the competition by dividing the group into Team Dr. Phil and Team Doctors, who’ll go head-to-head  against each other. Which team will you root for? Watch the exciting preliminary contests onstage, and see who is voted winner. Log on to DrPhil.com and join the challenge today!

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A new year can only mean one thing -- a new and improved you. However, Dr. Phil’s guests say it's their loved ones who are the ones who need changing. It's been 10 years since Marcia has been on a date, and her daughter says it’s time for her mom to get back in the game. Will a surprise intervention by comedian Steve Harvey get this mother to stop sabotaging herself? Then, Alison's husband says she has baby weight to shed, so why is Dr. Phil delivering the strong message to him and not her? And, Natasha says it's time for ultimatums with her boyfriend and self-professed player, Shawn. Will he finally commit to her once and for all? Plus, learn what the new year has in store for Oprah and her brand-new network, OWN!

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