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First US host Regis Philbin has died

GM
Gary McEwan STV Central Reporting Scotland
I think this episode was his last primetime episode when Millionaire turned 10 back in 2009.

JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
That contestants had a busy week featuring in different TV Forum threads.
DJ
DJGM Granada North West Today
Regis Philbin's final appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman . . .



A prevoius appearance as a guest exactly 7 years ago tonight . . .

Last edited by DJGM on 25 July 2020 10:18pm
"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" will hopefully return in some form, somewhere soon.
Unlikely to be on Roch Valley Radio though.

Stay tuned . . .
JO
Johnr
That’s very sad news, the John Carpenter moment still makes me smile even to this day!

Hopefully he managed to enjoy at least some retirement with his family, can’t have been easy to adjust to that after such a long TV career!
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I know Regis more from when he presented a daytime show with Kathy Lee Gifford. He was such a character on that show that the co-hosts were secondary.

The current incarnation of the show with Kelly and Ryan is nowhere as good.
BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
Regis Philbin was part of television royalty in the U.S. His work in it's television industry throughout his whole career was 2nd to none.

His role as host of WWBTAM was groundbreaking to watch when the show was beginning in it's infancy in the U.S.

It was really a wonderful experience to see his some of his TV broadcasting craft come alive when I had watched the recent ABC documentary about the show in the U.S. on Youtube when his old friend Jimmy Kimmel was appointed host of celebrity versions of the show. I'm so glad that Regis had the opportunity to visit the most recent of Millionaire when it was airing on ABC this year.

It's really sad to hear tonight that Regis Philbin has passed away. The man was a living legend to television hosts worldwide.

May he rest in peace.
BA
Bananas
DJGM posted:
Regis Philbin's final appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcS3x_vOL0

A prevoius appearance as a guest exactly 7 years ago tonight . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ0aygjmvto


Letterman had Regis as a guest on his first show back after 9/11, 6 days later. It's an interesting watch if you can find it on YouTube.
DJ
DJGM Granada North West Today
DJGM posted:
Regis Philbin's final appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vcS3x_vOL0

A previous appearance as a guest exactly 7 years ago tonight . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ0aygjmvto


Letterman had Regis as a guest on his first show back after 9/11, 6 days later. It's an interesting watch if you can find it on YouTube.


It wasn't hard to find . . .

"The Not-So-Late-Show with Greg Mitchell" will hopefully return in some form, somewhere soon.
Unlikely to be on Roch Valley Radio though.

Stay tuned . . .
CH
Charles World News
Regis was a treasure. He really understood television better than anyone else. He knew how to be punchy yet was always comforting at the same time. He was a big reason why Millionaire became the national success that it was here, though of course his talk show was what put him on the map. He also did a great job in the handful of years when he hosted New Year's Eve.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Sad news. I’m of course very familiar with the name and some random appearances I saw of Regis over the years.

But to put it into perspective for those of us who didn’t know of him too well, who would we consider as the UK Broadcasting equivalent of Regis and his legacy?

Im guessing he was a Brucie or a Wogan equivalent?
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GM
Gary McEwan STV Central Reporting Scotland
Sad news. I’m of course very familiar with the name and some random appearances I saw of Regis over the years.

But to put it into perspective for those of us who didn’t know of him too well, who would we consider as the UK Broadcasting equivalent of Regis and his legacy?

Im guessing he was a Brucie or a Wogan equivalent?


60 years in show business. From starting off as a news anchor then his own show, then Live with Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly for 28 years and a whole host of other shows in between.

We had Bruce Forsyth, the US had Regis Philbin.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Let's not forget his wonderful Simpsons cameo.

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