Regis Philbin spent a record-setting 17,000 hours on television in a career that spanned 52 years and consisted of unforgettable moments on some of America’s most-watched programs. “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” devoted almost the entire hour to honoring Regis, who launched the show in 1988. Kelly Ripa held back tears remembering her friend and co-host. His career began with a lucky break on “The Joey Bishop Show” in the 1960s, and he became a household name with the launch of “Live!” in 1988.