Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`Regis & Kathie Lee' Tickets Are Short

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

`Regis & Kathie Lee' Tickets Are Short

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BETTER get in line now if you want to see "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee" in Branson May 23.

Channel 4 has tickets, but not very many. And the station's Jim Rothschild said viewers had been calling since hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford mentioned the visit on their show, before an official announcement was ready.

The station will give away 500 passes beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Center Court of West County Center, Manchester Road and Interstate 270. There's a limit of two tickets per person.

Michael Gelman, executive producer of the show (9 a.m. weekdays on Channel 4), said Ozark Marketing Council has been trying to lure it to Branson for three years. "With Regis & Kathie Lee taking their concert act to Branson, the timing was perfect," he said.

Philbin and Lee Gifford will perform in concert May 21 at the 4,000-seat Grand Palace in Branson. The show was virtually sold out last week, but if you want to try, the information number is (800) 572-5223.

About this picture: It came with the press release announcing the Branson remote. But don't you wonder - if they "heart" St. Louis so much, why not do the show here?

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Executive producer Rick Erbach has been promoted to assistant news director at Channel 2. Erbach worked at Channels 4 and 5 before coming to Channel 2 in August 1990 after a six-month detour to Des Moines.

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Channel 4 aims to stress meterologist Trish Brown's accuracy with its "Trish Said It Would" campaign, in which Brown gives away an umbrella on the 10 o'clock news whenever she has come within four degrees of predicting the day's high temperature. In her first five tries, the station notes, Brown succeeded four times, and twice she hit the mark exactly. (The fifth night, she was off nine degrees.)

Even in an unpredictable Missouri spring, this doesn't seem that tough to me, considering that four degrees is actually a nine-degree window - four degrees above and four degrees below predicted high. …

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