'Live with Regis and Kelly' Celebrates Twenty Years as America's Favorite Wake-Up Call

Top Morning Talk Show's 20th Anniversary Celebration Begins Sept. 3, Culminating in Hour-Long Retrospective September 14

'Live's 20th Anniversary Flashback Trivia A Go-Go' Promotion Offers All-New 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Minivans to 20 Lucky Viewers

NEW YORK, Aug. 142, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Morning favorite "Live with Regis and Kelly" will celebrate a landmark milestone this fall, as the top-rated talk show celebrates its 20th season on the air in national syndication.

To mark this remarkable broadcasting achievement, "Live" is pulling out all the stops with a two-week celebration that kicks off on Monday, September 3, 2007. The festivities will culminate on Friday, September 14, when hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa host a full hour showcasing "Live's" most memorable moments, including special guest Kathie Lee Gifford.
In addition, "Live" is teaming up with the Chrysler brand for one of its biggest giveaways to date:

"Live's 20th Anniversary Flashback Trivia A Go-Go." From August 20th-31st, daily "Flashback Moments" on the show and on the "Live" website will set-up this limited edition of the show's popular Travel Trivia segment. Then for 20 days at the start of "Live's" landmark 20th season, one lucky viewer per day is guaranteed to win an all-new Chrysler Town and Country Limited minivan.

"Our 20th Anniversary is a huge milestone for the show," commented Michael Gelman, executive producer of "Live." "Few television shows reach a year on the air, much less two decades. We're proud that we've been able to bring fun, laughter and a positive start to the day to millions of viewers for so many years. At this point we've become part of the fabric of American pop culture."

As it enters its landmark 20th season, "Live with Regis and Kelly" continues its remarkable two-decade run as one of television's outstanding success stories, and the show's anniversary celebration will be a festive tribute to all things "Live."

Every day from September 3-13, Philbin and Ripa will take a look back at the best of the past 20 years. Daily features will highlight all of the elements that have made the show such a long-running success story, from the wildest and wackiest segments to the most exciting, moving and one-of-a-kind moments. The September 14 one-hour episode will feature an in-depth look at "Live" throughout the years. Original co-host Kathie Lee Gifford will return to join Philbin and Ripa to reminiscence about being part of one of daytime television's most popular franchises.

"Live" also has partnered with Chrysler to share the 20th Anniversary celebration with the show's at-home viewers via "Live's 20th Anniversary Flashback Trivia A Go-Go." Twenty all-new Chrysler Town and Country Limited minivans will be given away in 20 days, and in addition to offering winners a spectacular new vehicle, Chrysler will cover the taxes for each minivan.

"The Chrysler brand is thrilled to celebrate the 20th season milestone of 'Live with Regis and Kelly' by providing 20 new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country minivans with the exciting new Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating system," said Michael Curmi, Senior Manager - Entertainment Marketing, Chrysler LLC.
"Live's" fans have been consistent viewers for most of the show's two decades on the air, so in a new twist on "Travel Trivia," the "Flashback Trivia A Go-Go" questions will relate to the past 20 seasons on "Live."

Entrants who would like a little extra help should watch for 20 "Flashback Moments" -- 10 airing on the show and 10 on the "Live" website -- from August 20-31st. To enter, viewers can log on to http://www.liveregisandkelly.com/, where full contest rules are available, or send a postcard to:

Live's 20th Anniversary Flashback Trivia A Go-Go
P. O. Box 7723
Burbank, CA 91510

The 2008 Chrysler Town & Country offers an all-new contemporary appearance, three different models, three distinct seating and storage systems, unmatched entertainment systems and the safety drivers expect and deserve. The Chrysler Town & Country has 35 new and improved features, including a new 4.0-liter V-6 engine mated to a minivan-first six-speed transaxle, more standard equipment including standard all-row side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The newest feature is Swivel 'n Go(TM), offering second row seats that swivel 180 degrees to face the third row with a removable table that installs between the two rows, covered storage bins in the floor of the second row, third-row uncovered storage and fold-in-the-floor third-row seating. The starting U.S. MSRP of the new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country LX is $23,190.

"Live with Regis and Kelly" is executive produced by Michael Gelman and distributed in national syndication by Disney - ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, "Live with Regis and Kelly" airs in more than 200 markets across the country.

Source: Disney-ABC Domestic Television

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Who Wants to Be Me?

By Regis Philbin

From Publishers Weekly:
The morning talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee has been so successful in building a huge base of loyal fans that it requires no crystal ball to predict that Regis's account of the year 1994 in his life will sell very well. With gentle, self-deprecating humor, the performer, assisted by freelancer Zehme, recalls his youth in the Bronx, his education at Notre Dame, his early years on TV in San Diego and Los Angeles, his stint as second banana to comic Joey Bishop and his eventual triumph in New York. He relates many anecdotes about his friends among the famous and the lesser-known and about working with co-star Kathie Lee Gifford and producer Michael Gelman, who serves as his mock whipping boy on camera. And he describes the almost incredibly frantic pace of his daily existence, aptly referring to himself as a "commercial machine." Still, as he notes, after a long climb, his life is "pretty darn good."

Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

When You're Smiling CD

By Regis Philbin

No on can accuse Regis Philbin of not having a sense of humor. Why else would the 73-year-old raconteur/talk show host kick off his CD with an arch version of Myron and Gordon's "You Make Me Feel So Young" on his first recording in over 37 years? But despite that initial eyebrow-raising rendition, his famous ribald sense of humor and sense of absurd comic timing is absent from the rest of the recording. Instead, Philbin plays it completely straight on these rather pedestrian standards, his ragged but mightily recognizable tenor--from thousands of on air duets--often strains for notes, but his delivery is sure-footed and never coy. In fact, if you don't watch yourself, you'll feel a tug at your tear ducts during his version of "Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral" with renowned Irish tenor Ronan Tynan. His other coupling is with wife Joy Philbin, who will surprise listeners with her nuanced and deft singing. Although he may not be the world's best singer, Philbin does have a tonality that is not unlike Bing Crosby's and his oversized, warm personality and the elegant instrumentation of his backing combo--with guest appearance by world class trumpeter Warren Vaché--seems to make everything work. --Jaan Uhelszki, amazon.com