Regis Philbin on CNN's Piers Morgan: 'Bright ... smart ... unafraid'


Regis Philbin can empathize with a talk-show host who hasn't had it easy in his first weeks.Piers Morgan has taken his share of criticism in getting his weeknight CNN program "Piers Morgan Tonight" up and running, and the co-host of "Live! With Regis & Kelly" -- who will leave the syndicated weekday staple toward the end of the year -- has thought for some time that Morgan had the right stuff for such a job."I met him five years ago," Philbin tells Zap2it. "I hosted 'America's Got Talent' for a year. I would fly out from New York every weekend, but it got to be too grueling for me, so I didn't continue ... but the one who really impressed me was Piers Morgan (who will stay on as a 'Talent' judge)."He was bright, he was smart, and he was unafraid to make his statement about whether or not the contestant had talent. I admired...


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