The legendary broadcaster, who has logged more hours than any other TV personality in the medium’s history, was given a hero’s welcome on the Good Day set during the 9 a.m. hour. The extended interview was helping to hawk his autobiography, How I Got This Way, now on paperback, and a book signing tonight in New Jersey.
In discussing an excerpt from the book about Philbin’s co-hosts, Price concluded, “The reason they were great is because you were great.”
However, Price’s compliment got a bit confusing, especially to Philbin.
“You can not have success like that without an Alpha that is willing to say, ‘A rising tide lifts all boats,’ and that’s why everyone was a star who you worked with,” Price says.
Philbin without missing a beat made fun of the cryptic phrase.
“You know after every chapter I put what I learned,” Philbin jokes. “And what I just learned from you is, ‘a rising, what the hell is that?”
After further analysis of the “rising tide” line, Philbin leaned over to Scotto, “You’re getting rid of him soon, arent you?”
“Probably,” Price adds.
Reege ended his visit to the sofa by saying Scotto and Price make a great team, and glad that “he picked you or did he pick you?”
“I think it was the other way around,” Scotto says.