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Published February 8, 2013
NBC’s Jay Leno: “More bad news for A-Rod: Looks like there's more evidence linking Alex Rodriguez to a Miami doctor who prescribes performance-enhancing drugs. Let me tell you how bad it is for A-Rod. He is now favored to win this year’s Tour de France” (“The Tonight Show,” NBC, 2/7).
CBS’ David Letterman: “The NFL is in a lot of trouble because the power goes out in the Superdome. The NFL, I'm telling you ladies and gentlemen, I wouldn't give their troubles to a monkey on a rock! Here now is the latest announcement about the power failure from the NFL.” A video message from the NFL was aired with the announcer saying, “The NFL regrets the power failure during Super Bowl XLVII. We're testing all the equipment to ensure that this sort of interruption will not…” At this point the screen went blank and Letterman said, "Whoops. Sorry" (“Late Show,” CBS, 2/7).
Dr. Phil McGraw appeared on ABC's “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night and discussed his interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind the infamous “catfishing” hoax on Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o. Kimmel said the interview was “like ‘CSI: Dr. Phil.’ You ran him through the ringer.” McGraw said, “People were really curious about this and I thought this young man deserves somebody to truly do an in-depth interview and get to the answers.” McGraw said, “When you sit down with a confessed liar … my theory was if his lips are moving he’s lying.” McGraw: “They expected me to ask the hard questions they would ask if they were there and so I continued to challenge and challenge and challenge until we got there” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC, 2/7).