Interview With Maury Povich

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Jason Lee:
Good morning. How is it possible you are already on season 18? Time really flies.

Maury Povich:
Well it sure does when you are having fun, don't you think Jason? It is an amazing run, I never expected. First of all I expected to be in assisted- living by now, and the fact that this show not only on but is more popular then it has ever been. I mean, we have been the number one show with viewers 18-34 for 215 weeks in a row. And so, I always say, how did you get to be number one, well the day Oprah left the building is the day I started to be number one.
Jason Lee:
Real quick, I want to ask you about your connection to Philadelphia. I know you worked here locally back in the day. Your connection runs very deep, please talk about that.
Maury Povich:
Philadelphia to me is a benchmark in my life. I had been all around the country, working at various places with some success and with some failure and I came to Philadelphia in 1980 and the people in Philadelphia welcomed me as one of their own. I mean, I had gone to the University of Pennsylvania twenty years before that but that stint really kind of gave me not only my reputation back but made me feel good about myself. And I always think that all the good things that have happened to me since 1980 were because of that time I spent in Philadelphia.
Jason Lee:
I gotta ask you before we wrap this up, can I get a quick... Jason, you are not that father?
Maury Povich:
Jason, you are not the father.
Jason Lee:
I love it. The Maury Show airs weekdays here on PHL17.  Maury Povich, lots of luck with season 18, thanks for being with us.
Maury Povich:
Thank you so much Jason and thanks PHL17 because they have been with me for all of these 18 years.

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