Dr. Ruth is turning 89 and she’s giving you a present with a live streaming event including the best of her vintage TV series on shoutfactorytv.com and other outlets. When the iconic sex therapist arrived in the ’80s, she really opened up the way people discussed carnal fun. Who can ever forget her classic donut moment on Late Night with David Letterman? She knew how to make Dave squirm as she used her fingers to demonstrate. The streaming event will even feature her interview with Harry Shearer (The Simpsons and This Is Spinal Tap). She will also participate so you can ask her modern questions including can your fidget spinner be used as an IUD? Here’s more details of the fun that you can enjoy for free on Saturday:
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.
Join the live conversation with other Dr. Ruth fans with the hashtag #DrRuth while you watch.
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For mobile, tablet and connected TV devices the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app. The marathon is also available via Pluto TV in the living room (Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOS, Android and Amazon) and at your fingertips on PC’s, Mac’s or on the web.
After fans have watched the episodes here, select episodes of The Dr. Ruth Show will be available on Shout! Factory TV for VOD streaming following the marathon.
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