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How to Contact Maury Povich

Are you dying to share your personal stories with a viewing audience of millions? Would you like to sit in a studio audience while strangers gush about lost loves and out-of-control teenagers? In either case, you may want to contact Maury Povich for the chance to be a guest or attend a taping of his show.

If you would like to be a guest on "The Maury Show," the easiest method is to visit the show's website (see Resources). The homepage has a "Be A Guest" tab that offers two ways to apply. First, you can find out if you meet the criteria for a show that's already in the works. "Are you and your wife swingers?" "Does the father of your child deny he is the father? Do you want a paternity test?" If so, you can click on an icon to email producers at beaguest@themauryshow.com. Your journey toward your fifteen minutes of fame has begun.

Let's say you have an interesting story but don't match the profiles Maury is currently looking for. No worries--simply fill out a brief questionnaire on the "Be A Guest" page of the show's website. Be prepared to provide your name, birthdate, email address and mailing address. Of course, you'll also need a gripping tragedy, triumph or tribulation to share with TV viewers. According to the website, Maury wants to "explore the compelling issues that impact teens, their parents and society as a whole," so make sure that your story rates!

In case you don't have access to a computer, you could always call (888) 456-2879 to express your interest in appearing on "The Maury Show." Maury wants to hear from you so that he can share your story.

If being in the spotlight doesn't interest you, perhaps you'd enjoy attending a live taping of "Maury." There are three methods for obtaining tickets to the show. First, you can visit the "Tickets" page of the show's website. There, you can see a calendar of scheduled tapings and order tickets for specific dates. Or, you could send an email to tickets@themauryshow.com. Finally, you can write to Maury at: The Maury Show, Tickets 15 Penn Plaza/Grand Ballroom, New York, NY 10001. Note that you must be 18 years or older to attend a taping of "The Maury Show."

Tip

"The Maury Show" tapes in New York City between late August and April, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Free up your calendar if you'd like to share your story or witness others opening up to Maury Povich.