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The View's Executive Producer, Bill Geddie to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Daytime Emmys!

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will present the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Geddie, executive producer of The View, for his contributions as writer, producer and director in his more than 30-year television career.

This announcement was made today, live on The View”by creator/executive producer/co-host and former NATAS Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Barbara Walters. The award will be presented at the Daytime Emmy Awards gala on June 23, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

“Bill Geddie is an icon in the television industry,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman, NATAS. “When he and Barbara Walters created ‘The View’ 15 years ago, they introduced a new and innovative daytime television talk show format. We at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are proud to have Bill receive our 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.”  

Bill Geddie, along with Barbara Walters, serves as executive producer of  The View ABC’s critically acclaimed live talk and entertainment program produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions.  Mr. Geddie has also partnered with Ms. Walters for the past 25 years as the executive producer of “The Barbara Walters Specials” and “The 10 Most Fascinating People,” which he also co-writes and directs.

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Mr. Geddie and Ms. Walters joined creative forces over 15 years ago for The View and have watched their original idea of women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day evolve into one of Daytime’s most popular and talked-about programs.  The View received the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show” and is the recipient of numerous Daytime Emmy Award Nominations, including 12 nominations for Outstanding Talk Show. In 2009 The View hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd were named Outstanding Talk Show Host. It was the first time in the 39-year history of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that multiple talk show hosts were bestowed this honor.

So how do you feel about Bill Geddie receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award?  Good choice? Or, if you had the opportunity to pick a recipient, who would it be and why?  Let us know!

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Christina
Christina

Sorry but I’d rather see someone more deserving, like Erika Slezak,

barbara t
barbara t

Christina,I agree with you,she has been at the same soap for 40 years and this guy gets it for what?Talk shows and hanging out with barbara walters for 25 years are they serious about this?Im sorry but who ever is in charge of the life time achievement award is a idiot.I never even heard of this dude before shouldnt the person that is getting this award be well known?Not just a guy who does everything behind the scenes,this is a disgrace ,I cant even comment any further .

Sharon
Sharon

That award should be going to Ms. Agnes Nixon for creating two scripted dramas, All My Children and One Life To Live, that both lasted more than 40 years on air!!!

barbara t
barbara t

Thats a very good Idea.

Torrey
Torrey

Agnes Nixon received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the 37th Daytime Emmy’s…..no one probably remembers, because that was one of the years that the show was aired on The CW or something like that, and it was in Vegas (when they did such a horrible job producing the Emmy’s).

Jules
Jules

So does that mean Barbara and the other women on the View will finally attend a Daytime Emmy ceremony again :/ ?

parikoch
parikoch

this bill gettie is such an arogant idiot. he makes a drink and two women standing next to him, takes the drink and drinks it himself. where did you gorew up you rude idiot. dont like to watch that program.

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The entire soap world and daytime community is saddened today with the news of the passing of a true icon and TV pioneer, Lee Phillip Bell.

According to her children, William James Bell, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and Lauralee Bell Martin (Christine, Y&R), Lee passed away on February 25th at the age of 91.

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: The Young and the Restless (Y&R), and The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).

Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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She was awarded 16 regional (Chicago) Emmy awards and numerous Golden Mike awards. Bell is also the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont/Columbia University Award for the special The Rape of Paulette, the first program in Chicago to explore the issue.  In 1977, she was the first woman to receive the coveted Governors Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 1980, she was named “Person of the Year” by the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago and the “Outstanding Woman in Communications” by the Chicago YMCA.  She also received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award for her distinguished career in communications and social service. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as co-creator of The Young and the Restless in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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In addition to her children, Lee Phillip Bell is survived by her daughters-in-law Maria Arena Bell and Ambassador Colleen Bell, her son-in-law Scott Martin and eight grandchildren.

Since the news of Lee’s death, many stars from daytime have been sharing their remembrances and condolences of this great woman and what she meant to them.  We will share more on this story later today.

For now, share your condolences for the Bell family and your thoughts on the passing of this icon, Lee Phillip Bell in the comment section below.

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Casting news today has that none other than former Passions star, Brooke Kerr (Ex-Whitney Russell-Harris Crane) is set to debut in a new role on General Hospital.

According to EW.com, look for Kerr to make her first Port Charles appearance on the upcoming Thursday, March 5th installment.

Kerr will be playing a doctor, not much else is being shared as to what kind and who she may be involved with on the ABC daytime drama series.

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Passions fans remember that in story, Kerr’s character Whitney was in a relationship with the character of Chad (Donn Swaby and later, Charles Divins).  Chad was believed to be Whitney’s half-brother, but later it was revealed to not be the case, and the duo ended up tying the knot.

Since Passions, Kerr has been seen on Hawaii Five-0, Westworld, and True Blood to name just a few TV appearances.

So excited to hear that Brook is coming to GH? Who do you think she will play and be involved with in story on the soap? Comment below.

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Look for the film to drop on the Lifetime Movie Network this Friday, February 28th at 8:00 PM ET and then again on March 1st at 8:00 PM ET.

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In story, Allison Winters’ (Bree Williamson) perfect world falls apart when her husband dies of a sudden heart attack. What she wasn’t expecting was him to announce on his deathbed that he has a secret family! Six months later, Jenna and her teenage son Joshua arrive on Allison’s doorstep, determined to be a part of her and daughter Hollie’s lives… no matter what.

In addition to Williamson, Hannah Vandenbygaart, Percy Hynes White, Krista Bridges, Damon Runyan, and the aforementioned Morgan round out the cast.

Check out the trailer below, and then a pic from back last summer when Bree and Mishael were working together on the project.

Now let us know, will you be checking out “A Killer in My Home”? Comment below.

 

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