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Out Of Work, Time To Spare
Jimmy Moore
July 25, 2002

Last year, after I lost my job in April, I had a little bit of extra time during the day that I did not have before. That is when I began watching some of the morning television programs I have never seen before since they came on while I was at work. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the daytime programming. One such television entertainment show that I especially liked was one that broadcast live out of downtown Manhattan in New York City, LIVE with Regis and Kelly.

Regis Philbin is the affable male host of the show who became a household name over the past couple of years with his hit ABC-TV show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (although it was surprisingly cancelled this year after ratings slipped). Kelly Ripa, who replaced long-time female co-host Kathy Lee Gifford in early 2001, is the sexy, but quirky sidekick for Regis on the show. She also stars in the daytime soap opera All My Children.

One day in May 2001, I noticed that LIVE with Regis and Kelly was running a contest called Travel Trivia. Every day the show would have a contest near the beginning of the broadcast with a lucky contestant from home for a chance to win a trip to various places all over the world. Regis would spin a wheel to find out which trip the contestant would be playing for. Then the contestant at home got 20 seconds to answer a question about one of the guests from the previous day’s show. Even if they got the answer wrong, the contestants were given a $250 gift certificate to various stores as a consolation prize.

After watching the show one day, I decided to hop on my computer to visit the LIVE with Regis and Kelly website ( ) to find out more information about how to enter for a chance to be a contestant in the Travel Trivia contest. To my delight, there was a link right there on the website to enter once per day. There was also an address to send postcards, but the website seemed to be a more efficient and economic way to enter. Thus, I made the LIVE with Regis and Kelly website one of my daily visits for the next 4 months.

And then one day it happened...

Read Part 2 of this story on Monday, July 29, 2002 on!

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