It was a special Winesday Wednesday over at NBC as one of my idols returned to morning television. Regis Philbin (filling in for Hoda Kotb, or Koda as he calls her) and Kathie Lee Gifford reunited after twelve years on the fourth hour of Today.
The show was off to a rough start as the announcer introduced him as Hoda, but quickly realized the mistake and said “that’s not Hoda, that’s Regis Philbin.” They kicked off the morning with a first-time-ever studio audience, Philbin eating cherries and Gifford, of course, drinking wine. Their natural chemistry was better than ever. They haven’t been on-air together in years, but picked up right where they left off.… Read the rest