The season of lasts continues on TV. Tonight is Mary Hart’s final “Entertainment Tonight.”
During the final show, which was taped yesterday, Hart was surprised by former co-hosts Bob Goen, Rob Weller, and John Tesh.
Hart, who has been with the show since 1982, will be replaced by former “Access Hollywood” host Nancy O’Dell, who is a former reporter at WPDE-TV in her native Myrtle Beach, later morning news anchor WCBD-TV in Charleston, before moving to Miami’s WTVJ where she was an anchor/reporter.
There was Katie Couric last night. Next week Oprah Winfrey signs off, and two weeks after that, Meredith Vieira says goodbye to “Today” viewers.
And while Hart has been with the show longest, she wasn’t there from the start. To the way-back YouTube machine!
See hosts Ron Hendren and Dixie Whatley from the open if a 1982 show. Hart would replace Whatley later that year and remain with the show until today.