Entries in Daytime TV (2)


Oprah Winfrey Honored at Daytime Emmys

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(LAS VEGAS) -- The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards was as much about honoring the past as it was about celebrating the present.

The ceremony, held in Las Vegas on Sunday night, saluted Oprah Winfrey with performances by Gladys Knight and Celine Dion, as well as taped remarks from the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and John Travolta.  Winfrey accepted the Crystal Pillar Award via a recorded message from her Chicago studios.

Host Wayne Brady opened the CBS broadcast by acknowledging the retirements of Winfrey, Regis Philbin and Today host Meredith Vieira, in addition to the cancellations of ABC soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live -- the latter statements greeted by boos from the understandably displeased crowd.

Philbin shared best talk show host honors with co-host Kelly Ripa and Dr. Oz, while the CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful won the top prize, outstanding drama series.

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek each received a lifetime achievement award.

Here are the winners in the major categories:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Laura Wright -- General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Park -- As the World Turns

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (tie)

Outstanding Game Show Host
Ben Bailey -- Cash Cab

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
The Dr. Oz Show

Outstanding Talk Show Host
Dr. Mehmet Oz -- The Dr. Oz Show and Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin -- Live! with Regis and Kelly (tie)

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Katie Couric Considering a Jump to Daytime TV?

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katie Couric could make the transition from evening TV to daytime TV within the next two years. The CBS Evening News anchor's contract with the network expires in early June, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, she's already exploring her options.

The publication's source says there is a "strong likelihood" that Couric will launch a syndicated program that would debut in the fall of 2012. She's believed to have already had discussions with CBS, NBCUniversal and Time Warner regarding her future. She reportedly could work on a potential syndicated program with former NBC Universal Chairman Jeff Zucker, who was the executive producer of the Today show for many years when Couric was its co-anchor.

Couric could stand to profit off of a syndicated deal, with a Hollywood Reporter source saying the show could earn 400 thousand to 500 thousand dollars per week in licensing fees. Couric's current salary with CBS is believed to be between 13 million and 15 million dollars per year.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will premiere his own syndicated program in September.

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