ABC News Announces a Prime-Time Special on Regis Philbin, His Life and Legacy as a Television Pioneer

ABC News Announces a Prime-Time Special on Regis Philbin, His Life and Legacy as a Television Pioneer

ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES A PRIME-TIME SPECIAL ON REGIS PHILBIN, HIS LIFE AND LEGACY AS A TELEVISION PIONEER

‘Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20’ 

Airs Tuesday, July 28 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC

ABC News today announced a prime-time special on television pioneer Regis Philbin, his life and his legacy as the legendary host of the “Live” morning franchise for 28 years – following his passing last Friday. The special edition of “20/20” features an exclusive interview with “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host Kelly Ripa, Philbin’s former co-host for a decade. The program will also include Philbin’s final television interview with Jimmy Kimmel in March 2020, as well as interviews with his co-hosts through the years including Kathie Lee Gifford and Mary Hart; interviews with his childhood friends; a tour of the Bronx where he grew up; an emotional surprise visit with students at his high school; and a trip down memory lane with Philbin screening some of his favorite clips of “Live.” “Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro – A Special Edition of 20/20” airs Tuesday, July 28 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

David Sloan is senior executive producer. John R. Green is executive producer. Matt Lombardi is co-executive producer.

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