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SMU's Tate Series presents media personality Regis Philbin

September 28, 2012

Regis PhilbinRegis Philbin will be the featured speaker at the Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU on Oct. 9, 2012.

Philbin is a cultural icon – the popular, jovial television personality who stepped down in November 2011 as co-host of the successful ABC morning show, “Live With Regis and Kelly.” Philbin holds the individual Guinness World Record for “most hours on camera.”

Since Philbin first stepped in front of the camera more than 50 years ago, he has tackled talk shows, game shows, the literary world and even the fashion industry. In addition to his daytime success, his nighttime television experience includes, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” “Super Millionaire,” and he was the original host of “America's Got Talent.” He has also hosted the red carpet arrivals show for the Academy Awards.

In May 2001, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored him with a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Game Show Host for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” and another Emmy as Outstanding Talk Show Host for his syndicated program, “Live with Regis.”


TIME: 4:45 p.m.

The Tate Lecture Series Student Forum is a question-and-answer session with the featured Tate speaker for area high school students, SMU students, faculty and staff. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. (west of Airline Road) on the SMU campus. 



TIME: 8 p.m.

The Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Regis Philbin will be held in McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. on the SMU campus.

For more information, visit the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series website or call 214-768-8283.

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