OK, now I see some of the charm of Regins Philbin.
I've never been particularly a fan of his, but on this morning's farewell episode, he showed his skill -- an ability to keep it fun and to not overload the emotion.
Philbin promised he wouldn't cry and he didn't come close. By comparison, Kelly Ripa's voice choked several times. She had trouble reading (apparently) from a TelePrompter and reading from a paper, acknowledging: "It goes agains everything you've taught me -- to not write anything down and to speak from the heart."