DR. PHIL TO PRESENT TRIBUTE TO BOB BARKER DURING "THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS"
Barker's Final Episode of "The Price is Right" to Lead into Opening of Awards Show
Betty White and Susan Flannery ("The Bold and the Beautiful") Also Scheduled to Present
Dr. Phil McGraw will present a tribute to legendary game show host Bob Barker at THE 34th ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDSTM, to be broadcast live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, Friday June 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network.
Barker is retiring from "The Price is Right" after 35 years as host, and over 50 years in show business. His final airing of "The Price is Right" is Friday, June 15, and will re-air that evening (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), with a very special ending, leading into the opening of the awards show.
In addition, Emmy Award-winning actresses Betty White and Susan Flannery of "The Bold and the Beautiful" are scheduled to present.
McGraw, White and Flannery join previously announced presenters Phil Donahue, Vivica A. Fox, Thorsten Kaye, Eva La Rue, Cameron Mathison, Jerry Springer, Alex Trebek, Barbara Walters, Tyra Banks, Murray Bartlett, Brandon Beemer, Joy Behar, Peter Bergman, Terri Colombino, Ellen DeGeneres, Genie Francis, Tony Geary, Daniel Goddard, Michael Graziadei, Lindsay Hartley, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Kyle Lowder, Thad Luckinbill, Martha Madison, Forbes March, Constantine Maroulis, Eric Martsolf, Mackenzie Mauzy, John McCook, Austin Peck, Rachael Ray, Marcy Rylan, Michelle Ray Smith, Bree Williamson and Kim Zimmer.
McGraw and "Dr. Phil" are nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host and Outstanding Talk Show.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Entertainment, Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.emmyonline.tv/.
THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDSTM is produced by White Cherry Entertainment for the second consecutive year. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss are the executive producers. Glenn Weiss is directing the special, written by Dave Boone.