Dr. Ruth to Host Birthday Marathon June 3 with New Q&A
Dr. Ruth, one of the most trusted names in psychosexual therapy, is coming to Shout! Factory TV. In celebration of her 89th birthday, Dr. Ruth Westheimer will host Swiping Right with Dr. Ruth, a livestreaming event featuring favorite episodes of The Dr. Ruth Show and new Q&A segments where Dr. Ruth covers today’s sex, dating and relationship topics. The marathon will air on Saturday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/, Pluto TV Channel 512 and Love TV’s Facebook page
In Swiping Right with Dr. Ruth, the talk show legend presents some of her favorite episodes from her TV talk show, featuring guests such as Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Simmons, Joan Rivers, Burt Reynolds, and Harry Shearer. She will also hold a Q&A covering everything from dating in the digital age to her current opinions on Planned Parenthood.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer may best be known for having pioneered talking explicitly about sex on radio and television, but that is only a small part of her rich and diversified life. Born in Germany in 1928, Dr. Westheimer was sent to Switzerland at the age of ten to escape the Holocaust, which wiped out her entire immediate family. At the age of seventeen she went to then Palestine. She joined the Haganah, the Israeli freedom fighters, was trained to be a sniper and was seriously wounded in a bomb blast. She later moved to Paris to study at the Sorbonne and in 1956 went to the U.S. where she obtained her Masters Degree (M.A.) in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School of Social Research and Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in the Interdisciplinary Study of the Family from Columbia University Teacher’s College.
Her work for Planned Parenthood led her to study human sexuality under Dr. Helen Singer Kaplan at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, where she became an Adjunct Associate Professor. Subsequently she taught courses at various institutions of higher learning including Princeton and Yale. She currently is teaching a course at Columbia’s Teachers College. She has her own private practice in New York and lectures worldwide.
She is the author of 38 books, the latest of which is The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre and the executive producer of five documentaries.
Shout! Factory TV’s Swiping Right with Doctor Ruth will be streaming beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Saturday June 3 at http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/, Love TV’s Facebook page, and on Pluto TV, CH 512. Founded by internationally recognized relationship expert Karinna Karsten, Love TV is a digital entertainment brand whose mission is to enrich love, sex and intimacy in the digital age.
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