The Morning Ticker: Regis, ‘Nightline,’ Owens

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By Chris Ariens

  • In his return to television hosting, Regis Philbin fills in for Piers Morgan Tuesday night. Regis gets a rare interview with “Late Show” host David Letterman.
  • “Nightline” is poised to win the May sweep after winning the week of May 14. It’s the 8th straight week the ABC news show has topped Letterman and Leno in Total Viewers as well as A25-54 and A18-49 viewers.
  • Bill Owens, the executive editor of “60 Minutes,” will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Towson University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication today.