Nightly News | November 18, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: One of the most enduring and beloved entertainers of our time said goodbye today, at least for the time being . Regis Philbin signed off after 28 years on television and 17,000 hours on television, meaning he lasted longer than some televisions. A star-studded final studio audience showed up to send him off, along with co-star Kelly Ripa , and of course, Gelman , the producer without a first name. Reg is 80 years old. And in signing off, he kept us guessing.
Mr. REGIS PHILBIN: Thank you very much for these great years together. God bless you all and I hope I see you again real soon. Thanks, everybody.
WILLIAMS: We hope so, too, Regis . We'll miss you and good