It was a whole month ago that I taped a segment for Live with Regis and Kelly. This is the seventh time I’ve appeared on the show since October 2001, and the first time my segment didn’t air either live or the very next day.
This time I taped with Regis alone (even though Kelly was there) on the theory that Kelly would be soon having her baby and the segment could air when she did. Well she had her baby last Tuesday and I still haven’t heard from the show.
I’m hoping they’ll air it this week. I brought some very cool stuff along including an electric car (which Regis drove), Sanyo’s camera phone, a portable DirecTV dish, an XM boombox, the Vapir digital cigarette, and a toilet night light. At this point I’m very afraid they’re going to can the segment – there’s nothing staler than old TV. A similar thing happened to me a couple of years back on Weekend Today. The piece never aired and I never went back.
I guess I’ll swallow my pride and call Gelman on Monday.