Date: 3rd November 2000

Kathie Lee Banned On Live

Kathie Lee Gifford has been officially -- albeit temporarily -- banned from Live with Regis, the New York Post reported today (Friday). The newspaper said that not only had she been barred from appearing on the show to promote a new CD but that her record company had been turned down when it attempted to buy commercial time on the program. Tom Kane, who heads WABC-TV, which produces the show for syndication, told the Post: "We need to gain some physical and commercial separation from Kathie Lee during the search for her replacement. We can all see a day when she'll appear on the show again as a guest and when her commercial endeavors are promoted during the show ... but only after we've been able to reestablish ourselves with a new co-host."

Source: Studio Briefing