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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Regis Philbin

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan attend the 2013 Fox Sports Media Group Upfront after party at Roseland Ballroom on March 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Theo Wargo

Regis Philbin turns 82 a week after the launch of Fox Sports 1 Aug. 17, so when he initially heard the network was interested in him doing a show once a month, the schedule sounded about right.

“But after that, it came out to this,’’ he said, referring to “Rush Hour,’’ a live talk show scheduled to appear – daily!

Is he concerned about the grind? “I will let you know about that,’’ he said. “That could be a problem. But at least it’s not early in the morning [like his old show with Kelly Ripa]. It’s 5 in the afternoon, which makes it a little easier.’’

Details have yet to be worked out, but Philbin said “all of these reporters in New York City would be great guests.’’

When one reporter asked Philbin to name an “ideal first guest,’’ he replied, “How about you?"


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