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3 June 22nd, 2012 Daytime Emmy Executive Producer, Gabriel Gornell Previews The Telecast!


As HLN continues its prep for tomorrow night’s 39th Annual Daytime Emmy (8PMEST/5PMPST) ceremonies airing for the first time on the cable network, the shows first time EP, Gabriel Gornell spoke to the New York Daily News to share his thoughts on the telecast,  what to look forward to,  and the focus of the event.

“This is a coming-out party to embrace the whole spectrum of daytime programming,” says  Gornell, “There’s been a shift. But daytime is as popular as ever, and fans of daytime dramas are still passionate. Daytime drama is part of our culture. Talk to almost anyone and they have a memory of daytime drama.”

Equally crucial for the awards, he says, is that “fans of daytime drama are also fans of other daytime shows.  People who love General Hospital watch the food shows and the news, too.”

Gornell stresses that while they are broader-based this year, the awards remain a central showcase for daytime drama.  He even thinks it could be a good if somewhat bittersweet night for All My Children and One Life to Live.  “It’s important when a show has been canceled for it to get this kind of respect.  It’s good for the fan community.”

So, do you think the telecast will honor AMC and One Life in a way befitting its leaving the airwaves?  What do you think of Gabriel Gornell’s comments on the Emmy show focus to include all formats of daytime?  Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. barbara t says:

    Some one please explain to me what this guy means, the fans of daytime drama are also fans of other daytime shows, that people who like general hospital watch food shows and the news, Is this guy serious? we soap fans are pissed off at the garbage shows abc wants us to watch, we hate those shows When I read that I laughed my ass off is he kidding or did I read it wrong? Someone please let me know.


  2. Linda says:

    I just hope that the soaps are given the respect they deserve. If not, HLN will hear from the soap fans.


  3. Michael says:

    I am really hoping that HLN will give AMC its tribute this year and OLTL next year (since OLTL went off the air in January and is eligible for Emmy consideration next year). I also hope that the tributes are far and above much better than the tributes that GL and ATWT got, which was practically nothing. Both were downright pitiful!


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