Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Give Up Wine

kathie lee and hoda giving up wine

TODAY co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford told viewers this morning that they are going to take a 30-day hiatus from drinking wine during their daily NBC broadcast.

Kathie Lee said, "This is a real dilemma for us because tomorrow is the beginning of a really tough month for us."  Hoda chimed it, "It is.  Ladies Homes Journal asked us to give up drinking for one month.  I think we should have gone for February, the short month."

The television duo appear on the February cover of the popular magazine which they'll be previewing on Tuesday's show ... the actual date they have agreed to temporarily give up their daily on-air libation.

The women eagerly tore into a bottle of Colby Red for their last drink this morning ... though Hoda made it clear twice during the segment that the pact was "on the air" only.

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