Kelly Ripa’s pitch-perfect ‘Live!’ monologue: How the co-host pulled off a tough moment

April 26, 2016 3:58 PM

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It’s easy to mock TV hosts for their “problems” — they make millions, how hard could their lives really be? But in return, their personal lives frequently play out in front of the entire word. This has to be especially uncomfortable during a clash with your boss — particularly when you have no choice but to explain the situation to your viewing audience.

So on Tuesday, “Live! With Kelly and Michael” co-host Kelly Ripa pulled off the nearly impossible: After a week in which a battle with Disney-ABC made international headlines, Ripa returned to her show with a speech that was funny, sincere, emotional, practical, relatable and — unexpected for anythi...

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