“By almost any measure — ubiquity, longevity, versatility, popularity — he succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of a stickball-playing kid from the Bronx. Near the end of his career, Forbes put his net worth at $150 million, and Guinness World Records said he was the most-watched person in television history, with more than 17,000 hours of airtime — equivalent to two full years, night and day.” NYT: Regis Philbin, TV’s Enduring Everyman, Dies at 88. I’ve seen a few pubs call Regis an everyman. And I guess in terms of what he talked about, he sort of was. But that fact that he could make any topic interesting on TV made him wholly unique.