The great Regis Philbin came to Pigeon Forge for the grand opening of the new Titanic Museum Attraction on Thursday. He arrived in town Wednesday and made a quick trip to Dollywood before staying overnight at The Inn at Christmas Place. I am a longtime admirer of Regis and was thrilled to have had the opportunity for a brief interview with him.
After the conversation, I asked him to sign a couple of photographs taken at an event that happened over 18 years ago. Regis was the guest of honor at the grand opening of a Macy’s store in Springfield, Virginia. My friend Janet Elliott and I did a live broadcast on WAVA from the parking lot and got to meet our TV idol.