GLAAD’s Laura Watch reports renewed activity at studio

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 24 2001 12:00 AM ET

Although Paramount Television states that its struggling advice show Dr. Laura, featuring Laura Schlessinger, had resumed production earlier this month, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation reports that activity, such as the presence of production staff and audience members, has only recently been spotted at the Canoga Park, Calif., studios where the show is taped. This is the first indication of taping activity since February 9. Industry insiders suggest that old Dr. Laura segments are simply being repackaged with the addition of new material as Paramount’s way of discharging its 195-episode commitment.