EMMY 2001 ~ Host Announced


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Emmy 2001 ~ Kathie Lee Gifford to Host 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Recording artist, actress and talk-show legend, Kathie Lee Gifford has been named to host the 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The live event, honoring the most talented and versatile performers on daytime programming, as well as game shows airing during all the dayparts, will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday, May 18, 2001 from 9 - 11 PM on NBC. Gifford who is best known for her 15-years as co-host and executive producer of LIVE with Regis and Kathie Lee, which earned her eleven Emmy nominations, will bring her unique mix of style and humor to the telecast. Since her departure from talk TV last year, she has taken on several new projects, including the release of a new CD titled Heart of a Woman, and the starring role in the E! original movie, Spinning Out of Control. Gifford has also performed in various TV specials and primetime sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Soul Man, Spin City, Diagnosis Murder, and the 2000 Disney made-for-TV movie, Model Behavior.

Nominees for the Daytime Emmys will be announced on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 beginning at 8 AM ET in a ceremony at the Rainbow Room at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. NBC News Today Show will broadcast major categories live at approximately 8:30 AM ET. Passions Lindsay Korman (Theresa) and DOOL's Jay Johnson (Philip) will be on hand. (Reprinted from Top of the Week, 3-19-01)