Regis talks about meeting Amy Goodman on his show Live with Regis and Kelly (Dec. 19th). And that's really all there is to this but it's hilarious anyway.
Regis and Joy go to Phil Donahue & Marlo Thomas' annual Christmas party and Regis finds himself seated next to Amy Goodman, one of the most respected journalists in America -- who he's never heard of. So when he asks what she does Amy explains she has a show on PBS where she covers global events. Regis immediately finds himself feeling a touch inadequate for the conversation. In the end though the most unlikely of plugs:
REGIS: So I went to the annual Phil Donahue/Marlo Thomas Christmas party last night.
KELLY: Yes, tell me.
REGIS: Well, it’s just a lot of fun, you know. And the violins are playing
KELLY: It’s beautiful. They have a beautiful home, right?
REGIS: Yeah, it’s a penthouse up on Fifth Avenue. Just great.................(more)
REGIS: “What are you doing about global warming?” “We’re staying cold.” Woman was very interesting, so I tuned her in. She’s on from 8:00 to 9:00 in the morning.
KELLY: Oh, fantastic!
REGIS: Channel 34, one of those PBS stations. And not only do they have it on TV, but then they take that hour, and they play it on, I guess, PBS radio. PBS have a radio thing, too? Yeah. They play it on the radio from 9:00 to 10:00.
KELLY: That’s great!
REGIS: In case you missed the 8:00 to 9:00. So anyway—
KELLY: That’s really good. So I’m going to tune her in, too.
REGIS: Yeah. Yes, Amy Goodman.