September 5, 1988 – Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Begins Airing
On September 5, 1988, the daytime television talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee began airing in syndication. Featuring hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, the pair created an almost “husband and wife” chat show where the hosts bantered about the important topics of the day. This version of the show ended on July 31, 2000, after Gifford left the show; it was rebranded as Live with Regis and Kelly on February 12, 2001, when Kelly Ripa joined the show. When Philbin left the show in 2011, the show became Live! With Kelly.