Dolly Talks Mountain Medicine in Rare Interview

New York, NY (February 20, 2012) – The Dr. Steve Show,
Tribune Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated health, wellness and
lifestyle program, received an Emmy® nomination from The New York
Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the
“Down Home With Dolly” episode.

The Dr. Steve Show paid a visit to Nashville last spring where host Dr. Steve Salvatore got personal with Dolly Parton
to discuss down home mountain medicine from her Appalachian youth.  In
this rare, personal, and intimate interview Dolly Parton covered topics
ranging from growing up poor in the Smoky Mountains as the 4th of 12
children, reminiscing about her family’s use of “mountain medicine” and
the death of her baby brother.  Personal stories and anecdotes include
the chicken that stole the nipple and “borrowing” her grandmother’s
false teeth to her philanthropy and involvement in literacy programs
(which have provided over 40 million books to date).  Dolly also
discusses the death of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, and the
perils of fame.

It is always great to be nominated for anything.  I remember doing The Dr. Steve Show
and I was thinking at the time ‘I have enjoyed doing this as much, if
not more than any show I have done in years and years.’ So, I was
excited to be nominated for this particular show. So thanks, and wish me

Executive Producer David Brown said, “Dolly is an American treasure
and her life story, her “coat of many colors” is part of the American
fabric.  As both a fan and a producer I wanted to bring to our audience a
side of Dolly they may not have known and also pay homage to the people
of the great Smoky Mountains and their fortitude.  Researching,
writing, and producing this particular show was a pleasure as I wanted
to give back to Dolly a part of the joy she had given me and my family
as a performer over the years.  To know that she herself was so pleased
with the outcome is truly a high point of my career.”

The 56th Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala, to be held Sunday, April 14, 2013
at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, recognizes outstanding
achievement in the television industry during the eligibility period of
September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012. 1,000 television and media
professionals will attend the awards program, which encourages the
pursuit of excellence and promotes the highest standards of quality in
the arts, crafts, and sciences of television by conferring the
industry’s classic and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of
distinction, the Emmy®.

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