Monday March 20, 2023
Horror Hazing: Left Blind and Paralyzed
Sending a child off to college can be bittersweet, mixed with tears, fears, excitement, hopes and dreams. All over the country right now, thousands of freshman students are going from home life to Greek life. For young women, sorority rush often means a lot of dressing up -- but for young men, pledging a fraternity can mean a lot of drinking. So much so that over the last 20 years, more than 60 young men have died from alcohol poisoning as a result. Dr. Phil delves into the dangerous fraternity rituals putting young men at risk. One of these young men, Danny Santulli, was at a fraternity pledging event at the University of Missouri in October 2021. By the end of the evening, Danny was in the hospital with a blood alcohol content six times the legal limit. He survived, but is no longer the Danny that everyone knew. He suffered severe brain damage, lost his eyesight, can no longer speak, feed himself or walk, and spends his days in a wheelchair being cared for by his family. Hear what happened the night everything went tragically wrong and see the shocking surveillance video. Plus, Danny’s family shares a glimpse into the aftermath of this tragic incident and how difficult life is day to day.
Watch more from part 2, Deadly Brotherhood: The Fight to Stop College Hazing
Tuesday March 21, 2023
Deadly Brotherhood: The Fight to Stop College Hazing
Dr. Phil takes you inside a fraternity hazing trial that made national headlines. Two former Bowling Green State University fraternity brothers have been sentenced for their part in the alcohol poisoning death of 20-year-old student Stone Foltz. Since this tragedy, Foltz has become one of the most prominent faces of this national epidemic. He was in his final days of pledging Pi Kappa Alpha when prosecutors say he and other underage pledges were encouraged to drink an entire bottle of liquor in order to be initiated into the brotherhood. Meet Foltz’s family and hear about the sentencing. Do they believe the punishment fits the crime? Plus, hear chilling testimony from Foltz’s fellow pledges and his girlfriend that give insight into his deadly initiation night.
Watch more from part one: Horror Hazing: Left Blind and Paralyzed
Wednesday March 22, 2023
Caught on Camera: Have We Lost Our Privacy?
Next time you step out your front door, beware! Nowadays, people have no shame recording absolute strangers in public and posting the videos online for social media users to gawk at. From catching Karens in the act and filming unbecoming behavior in parks, stores, and on planes to recording innocent strangers and mocking their appearances and/or medical conditions, nothing -- and no one -- seems to be off limits. Should someone be able to film you in public without your consent and post it online? Some say absolutely; everyone who behaves badly is fair game and sharing their behavior online is about accountability and justice. They don’t care about the repercussions the person may face after their behavior has been exposed. Others believe recording strangers in public is more about getting attention on social media and that even in public, people should have a semblance of privacy. Dr. Phil meets Jasmine, who claims she recorded and posted a video of a confrontation she had with an angry woman at a restaurant to get justice and force accountability. The woman in Jasmine’s video was identified online by a man known as ThatDaneshGuy, who says identifying people in these videos is a way to help people get justice -- but does it do more harm than good? Criminal defense attorney Vikas Bajaj says these videos should not be posted online because they are often out of context. And, Lilly says she found out she was the subject of a cruel video post that someone had secretly filmed of her while sitting on a train in New York City. Lastly, is recording someone in public and posting it online legal? Dr. Phil speaks with attorney Mitra Ahouraian to discuss what rights people have in public.
Thursday March 23, 2023
Are Athletes Being Coached to Be Untouchable?
When it comes to children and sports, many believe there is a huge problem with entitled athletes. Are athletes being coached to believe they are individually more important than their teams and that the rules simply don’t apply to them? Dr. Phil sits down with parents, athletes, coaches, and students who all say yes – but they strongly disagree about who is to blame. A coach claims parents are to blame due to modeling outrageous and entitled behavior. However, the sports parents in Dr. Phil’s audience push back, claiming coaches need to stop blaming them and start blaming themselves. Then, meet a referee who wrote an emotional email to parents informing them he was quitting due to their sideline behavior. And, a former all-American quarterback talks about the dark side of college sports. Plus, ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne reveals some of what she has uncovered.
Watch more from part 2: Athletes Behaving Badly or Targets for False Accusations?
Friday March 24, 2023
Athletes Behaving Badly or Targets for False Accusations?
You’ve seen the headlines about student athletes being accused of sexual assaults and other egregious acts -- but are athletes being supported and protected by universities? Dr. Phil meets two women who claim they were sexually assaulted by college athletes and say there is a big double standard when it comes to athletes accused versus typical students. Bailey claims she was sexually assaulted by three basketball players but claims they were protected by the university. Then, Teresa says she knows firsthand the double standard when it comes to athletic preferential treatment because, even though the person who assaulted her was convicted, served time, and had to register as a sex offender, he was allowed to return to the field and was hailed as a star for another university. Plus, when an attorney claims athletes are the victims and their notoriety makes them easy targets for false accusations, he sparks an emotional debate.
Watch more from part 1: Are Athletes Being Coached to be Untouchable?