Local hero and NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan got his shot at guest hosting Live! With Kelly today, less than a year after telling New York that replacing Regis Philbin is his dream job. Loyal as he is (for a Canadian), Kiernan didn’t sell out, instead bringing his signature “In the Papers” segment to the big stage. “Every morning I trade on the work of other journalists,” Kiernan explained. (Us too!) He went on to show Ripa how to do the front-cover-to-back-cover “pivot” with a proper NYC tabloid, and as an added bonus, Middle America got to meet our city’s mommy madam. Watch below, but while we’re here, maybe it’s the right time to launch my petition to bring back VH1’s short-lived, Kiernan-hosted World Series of Pop Culture. Anyone? No?