Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Comedienne/author Rita Rudner was the moderator of this daily, half-hour talk/advice program. On each episode, Rudner and four celebrity panelists -- two male, two female -- responded to viewer mail. The results were aptly described by the hostess as "'Dear Abby' Meets Politically Incorrect." Its opening episode carried by 58 percent of existing U.S. television markets, Ask Rita debuted in syndication on January 27, 2003.