EMMY AWARD WINNERS BOB BARKER AND ELLEN DEGENERES TO APPEAR AT "THE 32ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS,"
LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, FRIDAY, MAY 20,
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Emmy Award winners Bob Barker and Ellen DeGeneres will appear at THE 32ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Friday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Bob Barker, a multiple Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Game Show Host and for executive producing the long running CBS game show "The Price Is Right," will honor Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater and Emmy Award nominee Scott Hamilton, and introduce a tribute to past Lifetime Achievement Award winners.
Ellen DeGeneres, an Emmy Award winner for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," will make a special appearance during the ceremony.
Bob Barker is in his 33rd year as host of CBS' "The Price Is Right." Not only America's highest rated daytime game show, "The Price Is Right" is also the longest running game show in television history. Barker has won a total of 17 Emmy Awards -- 13 for hosting (more than any other performer), three for executive producing and the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for Daytime Television in 1999. He is nominated for two 2005 Daytime Emmy Awards.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" debuted in September 2003 and won four Daytime Emmys in its freshman year, including Outstanding Talk Show. Prior to the launch of her talk show, DeGeneres enjoyed unprecedented popular and critical response to her character, "Dory," in the blockbuster Disney/Pixar animated feature film "Finding Nemo." Meanwhile, she crossed the country on a 35-city stand-up comedy tour, entitled the "Here and Now" tour. The series of shows concluded with a performance at the famed Beacon Theater in New York, which was taped for HBO. The resulting special aired on June 28, 2003 and scored higher ratings than any HBO comedy special had in years. In October 2003, Simon & Schuster published DeGeneres' second book, The Funny Thing Is, which became a New York Times bestseller.
Additional presenters will be announced as they are confirmed.
THE 32ND ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The telecast will be produced by dick clark productions, inc.