"It took a lot of paternity tests to make this gift," talk-show host Maury Povich jokes about the $1 million he donated to the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House to establish the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs.
Povich, who graduated from Penn in 1962, and journalist wife Connie Chung, have previously funded journalism efforts at Penn's Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW).
"I was an undistinguished graduate. It only took me five years, and a summer to graduate," Povich said yesterday. "I had been in a single-sex school for many years, and I had never seen girls before I came to Penn," he said.
Povich, who returned to Philadelphia in the early '80s to work at Channel 3, said he ended up at Penn because "My brother went to Yale, but I didn't get in."