This week, we -- along with the rest of the world apparently -- are bidding farewell to Regis Philbin, gone Friday in a blizzard of goodwill and fond rembrances.
Today, let's go back all the way to 1983, when the TV world was a simpler place, except for the fashion statements TV talk show hosts occassionally made. These two clips are unique: A rare video of Cyndy Garvey, who was replaced before too long; and a five-year anniversary show, with Regis commenting on the first day, April 4, 1983. Garvey, wife of Steve, was to last in this role a year, though she and Regis had been a team for a few years in L.A., on the show that preceded what was to become "Live!"
(Video quality on the second is not good, but bear with it, colorful in its own Reegish way.)