Friday, September 3, 2010

September 03: Regis & Kathie Lee Go National

On this day in 1988, a live television morning talk show out of New York City featuring Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford debuted nationally on ABC. Originally known as The Morning Show with Philbin and Cyndy Garvey, the show became known in 1988 as Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and was syndicated by Buena Vista Television (one of Disney's very first talk show productions) on this day.

Today the show is as popular as ever but is now called Live with Regis and Kelly since 2000 (as it now features actress Kelly Ripa - known to fans of ABC-TV's All My Children). The team of Regis and Kelly have gone on to host many of Disney's Christmas Day television parades from Walt Disney World and Philbin was the original host for the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Click HERE for more September 03 Disney history.

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