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

ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES A PRIMETIME 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. ET) on ABC

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ABC News today announced a primetime 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 on Tuesday, July 28 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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

“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach.

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July 27, 2020 2:10pm ET by Pressparty  

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