Friday's broadcast of "Live With Regis and Kelly" gives the talk-show host the Guinness World Record for most hours on camera. He passes broadcaster Hugh Downs for the record, as calculated by Guinness World Records researcher Stuart Claxton.
"Now it's all a big blur," Philbin said Thursday as he looked back on his career that began as a San Diego news anchor in 1958. "When you look back that's a lot of hours on TV."
With now officially the longest resume in television, Philbin wonders, "You'd think it might make me better, but I don't know."
Philbin, who will turn 73 next week, has hosted the syndicated "Live" in all 16 of its seasons — now with Kelly Ripa. In his 46-year career, he's hosted numerous news and entertainment shows, as well as the ABC game show "Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire."