Goodbye to All That

This week, after 15 years, Kathie Lee Gifford leaves Regis Philbin. It's the end of life as we know it

For the past 15 years, Kathie Lee Gifford has been more than Regis Philbin's co-host. She's been a damn interesting spectator sport. There was the 1996 sweatshop scandal, of course, and husband Frank Gifford's 1997 tryst with a flight attendant. Also, there were her remarkable skills as a broadcaster; her combustible chemistry with Philbin; their show's unscripted, unpredictable first 20 min.; and the sometimes palpable tension between her and Michael Gelman, executive producer of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. This week Gifford, 46, leaves it all behind. Who will replace her? It hasn't been decided. The more pressing question is,...

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