Bridget & Mike Meet Bill Cosby

August 6, 2010 Updated Aug 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

August 6, 2010 Updated Aug 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Legendary entertainer Bill Cosby visited the Channel 7 studios Friday morning prior to his appearance at the Seneca Niagara Casino at 7 & 10p.m.

Bridget Blythe and Mike Randall welcomed Cosby to the set at 5:30am and opened up the conversation on everything from his career in comedy, television, passion for education, and who inspired him.

The segments include viewer submitted questions through "Twitter" and "Facebook," and some nostalgic video.

Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project.

In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC).

With hit movies like Uptown Saturday Night and best-selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.

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