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Kathie Lee and Hoda Are Encouraged by the Rise in Geriatric Sex (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 9th 2011 2:30PM
Kathie Lee Gifford talks about geriatric sex on 'Today'Kathie Lee Gifford is 58 years old. Her husband, Frank Gifford, is 81. Would you like to hear about their sex life? No? Well, then today is not your lucky day. The subject came up Friday morning on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) when Hoda Kotb read from a report that found women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s could still enjoy an active sex life.

"So there's still time for me," Gifford said. Kotb said the sexually active women enjoyed a better quality of life and were generally happier. "But what do you mean by 'active?'" Gifford asked. Kotb responded that seventy percent of women in their sixties said they had some sexual activity in the last six months.

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Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford Celebrate Their Birthdays on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 16th 2011 1:40PM
Kathie Lee Gifford and her birthday cake on 'Today'For Hoda Kotb's birthday last week on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), she got a visit from her boyfriend and a bottle of tequila. Kathie Lee Gifford's birthday was today, and she got a celebratory serenade from Jeff Bridges, a visit from her husband, her favorite meal and a birthday cake. Kotb will have to do a little more lobbying for a bigger birthday celebration next year.

Bridges, who had performed earlier on the show, sang a celebratory song in a wandering falsetto about Gifford's revolutions around the sun. Frank Gifford, who was also celebrating his birthday Tuesday, surprised his wife, and Matt Lauer stopped by to give them both a peck on the cheek.

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TVR Awards -- Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2010 10:30AM

Certainly, no one would begrudge Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb an occasional libation now and then. Except, they seem to drink all the time while on the air. It's indeed never too early in the morning for the hosts of the fourth hour of 'Today.' In that spirit, we present five examples of our favorite imbibers in the Best Segment Featuring Conspicuous Alcohol Consumption During the Fourth Hour of 'Today.' Cheers!

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Newly Released Audio Spotlights 'Monday Night Football's' Decision to Announce John Lennon's Death During Game Broadcast (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Dec 8th 2010 1:20PM
Announcement of John Lennon's death on 'Monday Night Football'Just about every angle concerning the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death has been covered exhaustively, but ESPN found a new one that 'Access Hollywood Live' (Weekdays, Syndicated on NBC) picked up on today -- the debate inside the 'Monday Night Football' broadcast booth about whether to announce the news that Lennon had been shot.

ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' discovered the previously un-aired conversation between sportscasters Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford, in which Cosell, ever focused on the game, wondering during a commercial break whether to break the news when the New England Patriots were setting up for a crucial field goal against the Miami Dolphins.

Gifford was the one who convinced him to do it, even insisting on it, saying, "You've got to do it," and adding, "It's a tragic moment and this is going to shake up the world."

Cosell did wind up announcing the news, and did so eloquently, telling fans to remember that this "is just a football game, no matter who wins or loses," and calling Lennon's assassination "an unspeakable tragedy."

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Frank Gifford Puts Foot in Mouth on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 11th 2010 2:20PM
Oops! Frank Gifford puts his foot squarely in mouth during a "Guys Tell All" segment on the fourth hour of 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) when wife Kathie Lee asks if he considers a woman loose if she has sex on the first date.

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Frank Gifford Guzzles Spicy Drink, Chokes on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted May 5th 2010 3:45PM
Frank GiffordFrank Gifford literally spiced things up on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC).

When Kathie Lee was too afraid to drink a cayenne pepper cocktail, Frank stepped in for her. "I need Frank Gifford," Kathie Lee said. "I need a real man to drink this drink." Frank made a toast to the Hoda and Kathie Lee, but upon guzzling the drink he discovered he couldn't withstand the heat.

"It's alright," Kathie Lee said. "He's lived a long time." Frank disappears, but the cameras find him still choking on the spiciness of the drink.

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The end of Monday Night Football -- on ABC, anyhow.

by Kim Voynar, posted Dec 26th 2005 10:40PM
Well, it's been a great 36 years, ABC, but, as Jonathon reported the other day, like a middle-aged man with a mid-life crisis dumping his faithful wife for the hot young secretary, Monday Night Football is running off with a new love - ESPN. Tonight's game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets marks the long-running sports juggernaut's last hurrah on ABC. Next season, if you want your Monday Night Football, you'll have to shell out the bucks for cable to watch it over on ESPN. The game itself isn't any big deal -- the Jets are long since out of the playoffs, but I imagine some people are watching for old times' sake.  

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Old hosts join MNF for final ABC airing

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Dec 23rd 2005 11:49AM
MNF LogoThis Monday night marks the final airing of Monday Night Football on ABC. As was announced a few months ago, MNF moves to ESPN starting with the 2006 NFL season. However, ABC is planning on pulling out all the stops for the final telecast. Joining current hosts Al Michaels and John Madden are former hosts Frank Gifford and Don Meredith. Gifford and Meredith will not appear live, but will highlight some of the biggest moments from MNF past in numerous taped segments. Over the years. MNF has had numerous hosts from both the sports and entertainment fields including OJ Simpson, Joe Namath, and Dennis Miller. The final match-up between the Patriots and Jets airs this Monday night at 9pm ET.

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