NATAS to Honor Philbin
Regis Philbin will receive a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the organization’s 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will be held June 20 at Hollywood's Kodak Theater and broadcast live on ABC.
NATAS cited the “Live With Regis and Kelly” co-host’s more than 40 years of achievement in broadcasting.
Mr. Philbin has received three Emmy honors for a career as a television host that includes programs “The Joey Bishop Show,” “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” That's in addition to numerous wins in various categories.
In 2006, he broke his own existing Guinness World Record for most hours on camera, after accumulating 15,662 hours over the course of his career.
"Regis Philbin has, over a stunning 20-year stretch hosting his 'Live' program, perfected the unscripted, spontaneous banter that now has become a staple of the talk show genre. Dozens of shows have tried to duplicate it over the years, but no one does it better than Regis," said NATAS President Peter Price in a statement Monday.