Archives for September 2012

Saving grace


Kathie Lee Gifford committed a cringe-worthy live TV gaffe on her “Today” show when she asked actor and comedian Martin Short about the state of his marriage. Gifford seemed oblivious to the fact that Short’s wife, Nancy Dolman passed away nearly two years ago.

Intending to pay Short a compliment, Gifford said, “And he and Nancy have got one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?” Short seemed taken aback but did his level best to deal with the awkward question gracefully and not embarrass Ms. Gifford on the air. He answered, “We, uh, married 36 years … madly in love … because I’m cute, very cute.”

Guests, as well as hosts, should be Ready with a game plan before going into an interview, secure in relevant facts to avoid awkward situations like this one.