Over & Under

OVERRATED Barbara Walters with Anne Heche. Promoted ad nauseam, Babs' interview with the wayward actress turned out to be an egregious example of the celebrity confessional as career move. At least Condit spared us the psychobabble.

UNDERRATED Kelly Ripa with Regis Philbin. Kathie Lee's successor matches the 800-lb. gorilla of TV hosts perfectly, balancing silly banter with an arsenal of pungent one-liners and poker-faced comebacks. A Condit interview next?

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