Dick Clark/BANDSTAND To Be Honored at Daytime Emmys

"AMERICAN BANDSTAND" AND DICK CLARK TO BE HONORED AT "THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS," TO AIR LIVE, SUNDAY, JUNE 27 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, and Marie Osmond among stars participating in Tribute


A tribute to AMERICAN BANDSTAND and Dick Clark will be one of the many captivating segments featured on THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS, to air live from the Las Vegas Hilton Sunday, June 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, The Spinners, Jay Leno and Simon Cowell are among the stars who will be saluting the iconic show and legendary television personality.

"Since this is the first time the Daytime Emmys will be based outside New York or L.A., we’re putting together a special that will tap into the energy and excitement of Las Vegas, " stated David McKenzie, executive producer of the telecast. "This will be an entertainment driven awards presentation that viewers will embrace."

Hosted by Regis Philbin, the Daytime Emmy Awards will feature outstanding performers from all fields of daytime television.

Las Vegas based acts including Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, the showgirls of Jubilee; along with top performers such as Wayne Newton, Cheech & Chong, Jeff Foxworthy and Carrot Top are also scheduled to appear in the two-hour show.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2009 calendar year. THE 37TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Las Vegas Hilton is the official hotel of the Daytime Emmy Awards. American Airlines is the official airline.

Associated Television International (ATI) will produce the show with ATI President and Emmy award-winning producer David McKenzie serving as executive producer.

4 comments:

  1. What's the latest on one for ATWT and Helen Wagner? Their better be one.

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  2. I know that there working on an ATWT tribute, and the show is helping but I don't know anything on Helen Wagner.

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  3. I wouldn't count on them getting it right. After all this is the same group that didn't bother to mark the passing of Beverlee McKinsey, Clint Ritchie or Phil Carey :-(

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  4. "Las Vegas based acts including Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, the showgirls of Jubilee; along with top performers such as Wayne Newton, Cheech & Chong, Jeff Foxworthy and Carrot Top are also scheduled to appear in the two-hour show."

    Yeah, because Carrot Top, Blue Man Group and Cheech & Chong just scream daytime! lol

    Oh boy, I can hear the tribute to ATWT (and Helen Wagner) and the lifetime tribute to Agnes Nixon being edited down as I type this. Sure the tributes will still happen but last year's "tribute" to Guiding Light will seem like War and Peace in comparison.

    I think a tribute to Dick Clark is great...I even remember Bandstand...but where the focus is going to be with all of these other acts that have nothing to do with Vegas just screams how little the suits in the entertainment business think of daytime...and by extension, daytime fans.

    Daytime and their fans are like the foster kids from the entertainment business perspective because they keep telling us we are lucky to be getting the crap handed to us so we need to keep quiet and have a smile on our faces.

    But the show is only 2 hours so I am wondering what will be cut when the emphasis is on performances. Will we get to see clips of the scenes that the daytime actors and actresses are nominated for? Will the winners get time for an acceptance speech?

    I do hope those in attendance will enjoy the evening while we fans who watch the show once again scratch our collective heads to try to figure out what we are seeing during the daytime emmy awards show has to do with daytime television.

    When I heard about Regis as host...I thought for sure the show's focus would be strictly daytime and the genre would be really treated with respect. But with it only being a 2 hour show and the numerous Vegas acts they are penciling...my hopes for it really being a daytime show have gone down the drain.

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