C. EVERETT KOOP, M.D.
Show Type: Educational
First Telecast: June
July 7, 1991
Tuesday 10:00-11:00 on NBC
June 1991 - July 1991,
Sunday 7:00-8:00 on NBC
C. Everett Koop
NBC got an "A" for effort but few
viewers for this series of specials hosted by the controversial former U.S.
Surgeon General, Koop, a pediatric surgeon known for both his strong opinions
and his distinctive full beard, remarked "I'm not trying to be an unbiased
commentator," and he wasn't. Subjects included teenage sexuality (in which teens
shared their views with the 74-year-old Koop), the doctor-patient relationship, and problems with
the entire U.S. health care system.