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Kathie Lee Gifford Accepts Regis Philbin’s ‘Giant of Broadcasting’ Award

chuckTVNewser attended the 12th Annual Giants of Broadcasting luncheon in New York City today. Prominent members of the broadcasting, media and corporate communities attended the event, which honors distinguished leadership or performance in TV and radio.

“Today” show fourth hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford spoke on behalf of her former “LIVE” partner, Regis Philbin, who could not accept his award in person.

She joked that Regis asked, “Am I’m not already a Giant of Broadcasting?” Chuck Scarborough longtime anchor of  WNBC’s “News 4 New York” was also honored and jokingly thanked NBC for “not firing me.”

Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver, a pioneer who created the “Today” show and “The Tonight Show” among others, was honored posthumously. His daughter and Academy Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver spoke on his behalf.

Other honorees included Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill – co-anchors and managing editors of PBS “NewsHour,” and Fred Silverman, former CBS, ABC, and NBC executive who brought some of the most iconic programs of the 1970s and 1980s to broadcast TV.

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Brian Williams anchoring on WNBC

Brian Williams is anchoring the 1pm hour on WNBC in New York giving a break to the local anchors who’ve been on the air for more than 24 hours.

“Brian we want to thank you for joining us in our News 4 newsroom,” said meteorologist Janice Huff. “Well it was a journey of four entire floors on the elevator, happy to be here Janice.”

Williams traces his local news roots to WCBS in New York where he was an anchor/reporter from 1987-1993.

Williams also went on WNBC’s 11pm newscast last night too with Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons . “You came down here with what in mind?” asked Simmons. “Spend time with colleagues. Commiserate about the sorry state of our weather,” said Williams. Video after the jump.

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