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Crisis Communications  |  {/%BYLINE%} {%AUTHOR%}Alan Pearcy{/%AUTHOR%} {%TITLE%}After incredibly awkward Martin Short interview, Kathie Lee offers apology{/%TITLE%} {%ALTERNATIVEURL%}{/%ALTERNATIVEURL%} {%IMAGE%}/Uploads/Public/Kathie-Lee-Martin-Short.jpg{/%IMAGE%} {%ROLE%}87d65c27-6e78-4e5c-b423-78d47d4f2768{/%ROLE%} {%KICKER%}Crisis Communications{/%KICKER%} {%CATEGORIESID%}5b5f5480-7a63-458a-90a4-0b98007ec3f7{/%CATEGORIESID%} {%CAPTION%}The ‘Today’ co-host asked the comedian how many years he had been married, not knowing his wife died nearly two years ago.{/%CAPTION%} {%BODYCOPY%}Go on, take another sip of your wine, Kathie Lee Gifford. The co-host of the “Today” show’s vino-filled fourth hour must’ve had a solid buzz going on Tuesday when she talked to guest Martin Short about his loving relationship with his wife Nancy Dolman. The two of you “have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business,” she said. “How many years are you in love with her now?” Ordinarily, that’d be a nice gesture—except Nancy passed away in 2010 of ovarian cancer. Short maintained his composure, didn’t mention his wife’s passing, instead telling Gifford that they were married 36 years, that he was still “madly, madly in love.” When the show went to commercial break Gifford realized the error, apologized on the air, via Twitter: I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort, his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace, kindness, I'm so grateful. — Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) May 30, 2012 A nice apology. Too bad @MartinShort is not the comedian’s Twitter handle. Here’s the video. It’s awkward. {/%BODYCOPY%} {%ID%}11779{/%ID%} {%DATAID%}12360ba6-1530-4430-be53-ef75b1695c0b{/%DATAID%} {%CanonicalUrl%}{/%CanonicalUrl%} {%PUBLISHDATE%}5/31/2012 1:58:35 PM{/%PUBLISHDATE%} {%LINK%}https://prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11779.aspx{/%LINK%} {%BYLINE%}

After incredibly awkward Martin Short interview, Kathie Lee offers apology

The ‘Today’ co-host asked the comedian how many years he had been married, not knowing his wife died nearly two years ago.