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Dr. Phil Show Gets "Up Close and Personal"

Dr. Phil McGraw, host of his own popular CBS syndicated show, will kick off his eighth season of the "Dr. Phil" show this week. To launch the new season, Dr. Phil will be taped for the first time ever from his "studio on the street" in New York and Philadelphia.

A preview of the show will air in some television markets on Monday, but the official launch of the show will air on Tuesday. The delayed men's final of the U.S. Open will air on Monday in the "Dr. Phil" show time slot. The "Dr. Phil" show will be taped live on Monday in New York, but will air Tuesday in his normal time slot. Check your local listings.

McGraw said he has been waiting all summer to get more "up close and personal" with people on his show because, he said, "that's what they want."

"This year, I've got the people's back," McGraw said. "I just feel like we're in this together. We'll going to have a good year. I'm optimistic about America."

"Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez remarked there are a lot of distractions on the street, such as taxis and trucks.

Is Dr. Phil up for the challenge?

He said he's ready. "This is a time that we're really going to meet the people where they are," he said. "We're going to talk about what's important in their lives."

For more with Dr. Phil McGraw on "The Early Show," click on the video below:

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