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19 June 14th, 2012 Kristian Alfonso, Barbara Walters & Anderson Cooper Among First Presenters Confirmed for Daytime Emmys!

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As the producers of this year’s 39th Daytime Emmy Awards are working fast and furiously to bring the show live for the first time this year on HLN ( Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET), the telecast had just announced the first presenters confirmed for the big night.

As you know, the Daytime Emmys recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Barbara Walters will present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of The View.

Also on board are:  Days of our Lives Hope Brady,  Kristian Alfonso,  CNN and syndicated talk show host, Anderson Cooper, animal expert, Jack Hanna,  talk show host and cooking expert, Rachael Ray, Caroll Spinney (best known as Big Bird or Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street) and the cast of talk show The Doctors are also set and confirmed to present.

On-Air On-Soaps will keep you posted as more presenters are revealed!

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  1. Iakovos says:

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have some stars from our cvancelled soaps be in the presenters mix? Faves from ATWT, GL or AW, as well as AMC and OLTL!

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    david replied

    It would be fun, but they would have to pay their own airfare and the cost of the seat at the show.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I know, which is BS. But I hope many will see it as an investment in their career and how much it would mean to their loyal fans. Also, this could be their last chance to attend.

  2. Bonnie says:

    But who is going to host?? I think it should be Erica Kane!

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    Noreen replied

    Yes Susan Lucci and Erika Slezak should host

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    MBmomof3 replied

    agreed

  3. ethel says:

    rachel ray????????????? why would they choose her as a presenter?? when we were campaigning to keep amc & oltl from being cancelled she said that soaps were a dying genre & the fans needed to just deal with it,
    not a good choice as far as i am concerned…………………jmo

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    barbara t replied

    She did? I never heard that, Dying genre my……..I’m with you ethel not a good choice at all.

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    susan M. replied

    What a terrible thing to say………..Rachal Ray should go and wash some dishes & clean up her cooking mess !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is so wrong from the truth….Soap fans aren’t interested in her cooking show..I could care less about cooking shows…….Any cooking show I find BORING..These shows make you climb the walls of bordum……………………….I am still interested in my stories. That will never change..This is what I like..And I stick to it…She should be on the food network..That’s where all these cooking boring shows belong..Stay on their own food channel..Not on the major networks……………………

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    barbara t replied

    I agree with you susan m, shes another one on my can’t stand list, Hln, rachell ray for a host bad mistake, the majority of people who watch the daytime emmys are soap fans without them I don’t think any one would watch, come on do you think people are tuning in to see barbara walters get a emmy? I don’t think so. Cooking shows are the programs that are boring and should be put on the food channel and not infesting our daytime hours.Talk, Food, and just plain stupid shows are all over the place on cable, Give me drama I don’t need to learn how to cook, I will go to the news channels to get my news that or my local news. rachell ray, give me a break.

  4. susan M. says:

    Michael please let us know if OLTL actors will be presenting any awards …Looking forward to seeing them on The Emmy Awards…………And so are a lot of other soap fans…Miss OLTL terribly………

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  5. Jan says:

    anderson cooper is going to be there, why?

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    barbara t replied

    That’s a very good question, but I believe he does have a talk show. Seems everyone has a talk show these days.

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  6. Tina Gray says:

    As grateful as I am to HLN, this is gonna be soooooooo painful to watch.

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  7. MBmomof3 says:

    i’m hoping more soap stars will be presenters.

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  8. barbara t says:

    Only one soap star and 2 talk show hosts, Hopefully that will change as we get closer to the big day. I could care less about who will win best dopy talk show, I pick oscar the grouch to win in that category. game shows are interesting I do watch 3 of them and they are always in the running, and one of them always wins. This year I am hearing it will be dedicated to One life to live and All my children, That will be a tearjerker. Seeing that will make it even more final that it is today.

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    susan M. replied

    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Tristan says:

    I am not sure Erika Sleazak is a good choice for a host for many reason. She is probably the best daytime actress (sorry Kim Zimmer fans) but she doesn’t have the star power. she could host a little segment but not be the host. Great actress but not enough clout. Remember daytime emmy’s are more than soaps and even then Erika was known for OLTL very few daytime stars transcend soaps let alone daytime – Alison Sweeney, Kristian Alfonso, Deidre Hall, maybe Tony Geary, Genie Francis, the guy who plays Victor Newman on YR, Cameron Mathison and Susan Lucci. It would be nice to see Susan Lucci do it one more time; one would hope she would get al lifetime achievement award sometime too. Lucci would be a better choice if Lifetime picks up Lucci and Devious Maids. She already has some new reality show too and she has done some night time guest spots as well as a spot in Gloria Estefan’s Hotel Nacional so she still has some clout and public interest. HLN isn’t exactly a heavy hitter; this could be painful. I hope it isn’t too sketch or budget like. Scramble. It could be a very full nostalgic program if Dick Clarkis thrown into the mix. It will be sad if AMC, OLTL and Dick Clark have to share the limelight just like when Farrah Fawcett died at the same time as Michael Jackson – he just beat it. I don’t think this show is going to fair too well; sadly with the loss of AMC and OLTL I wonder if the daytime emmy’s will become no longer prime time interest – nice work ABC. You not only destroyed two soaps you killed a magazine or two and the daytime emmy’s. Let’s hope ABC doesn’t go belly up too because I can’t believe the backlash.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I think Cameron Matheson (though, I’m not a big fan) and Allison Sweeney would be good choices. Their careers have definitely expanded beyond soaps. They would do a great job and represent everyone very well.

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