�GREY�S ANATOMY� STARS CHANDRA WILSON, KATE WALSH, JAMES PICKENS, JR.,
AS WELL AS TALK SHOW HOSTS RACHEL RAY AND TYRA BANKS, ARE CONFIRMED
PRESENTERS FOR �THE 33rd ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY� AWARDS,�
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 ON ABC
A Musical Trio from �One Life to Live� to Perform Songs from Broadway
And Will Presenters Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar
and Elisabeth Hasselbeck Finally Win the Emmy for �Outstanding Talk Show Host?�
Chandra Wilson, Kate Walsh and James Pickens, Jr. of ABC�s hit medical drama, �Grey�s Anatomy,� plus Rachel Ray (�The Rachel Ray Show�) and Tyra Banks (�The Tyra Banks Show�) are among the stellar lineup of scheduled presenters for ABC�s live broadcast of �The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,� FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT, tape-delayed to the West Coast), it was announced today by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, and Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, executive producers of the program.
A musical trio from the �One Life to Live� talent of Renee Goldsberry (Disney�s �The Lion King,� �The Color Purple�), Kathy Brier (�Hairspray�) and Kerry Butler (�Hairspray,� �Little Shop of Horrors�) will perform a selection of show-stopping numbers from the Broadway songbook.
Additional presenters include Judge Judy Sheindlin (�Judge Judy�); Susan Lucci, Thorsten Kaye, Alicia Minshew, Jacob Young, Alexa Havins, Justin Bruening and Cady McClain of �All My Children�; Erika Slezak, Kassie DePavia, Kamar de los Reyes, Bree Williamson and Forbes March of �One Life to Live�; Anthony Geary, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Emma Samms, Tristan Rogers, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Natalia Livingston, Rebecca Herbst and Finola Hughes of �General Hospital�; co-hosts Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway (�Soap Talk�); Galen Gering and McKenzie Westmore of �Passions�; Kim Zimmer, Beth Ehlers, Gina Tognoni, Mandy Bruno and Crystal Chappell of �Guiding Light�; Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Sharon Case, Christian LeBlanc of �The Young & The Restless�; Peter Reckell, Kristian Alfonso, Farah Fath and Jason Cook of �Days of Our Lives�; Jack Wagner and Katherine Kelly Lang of �The Bold & The Beautiful,� and Michael Park and Maura West of �As The World Turns.�
After eight consecutive losses and nine nominations as Outstanding Talk Show Host, Barbara Walters, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones Reynolds, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck (�The View�), who are also scheduled to present, have been having fun with their recent on-air (and very tongue-in-cheek) �Watch the Ladies Lose Contest.� Will they take home the gold? History has shown that for 32 years, the Outstanding Talk Show Host category has always been won by a single host. This year only one nominee, Ellen DeGeneres, is the solo host of a talk show series, and three of the four nominees are co-hosting teams. Will the losing streak finally be over? �The View� hosts don�t think so.
Video packages celebrating the 50th Anniversary of �As the World Turns� and the 40th Anniversary of �Days of Our Lives� will be introduced by stars from both shows and are among the many highlights of the evening.
As previously announced, the broadcast will open with a rock-the-house performance by �General Hospital� actor and musician Rick Springfield (�Jesse�s Girl�), as he sings a mix of his hits.
Press materials for the Daytime Emmys are available at www.abcmedianet.com.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron (�Dancing with the Stars,� �America�s Funniest Home Videos�) and Kelly Monaco (�General Hospital,� Season-One winner of �Dancing with the Stars�), �The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards� will be broadcast live from Hollywood�s famed Kodak Theater. This year marks the first time in the ceremony�s history the Daytime Emmy broadcast will be presented on the West Coast. White Cherry Entertainment will produce the show.
The 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 2005 calendar year. �The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards� is a presentation of the National Television Academy in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.