Oprah Winfrey Confirmed to Make Special Guest Appearance at 60th Primetime Emmys

September 09, 2008 06:45:25 GMT

TV network ABC announced Monday, Sept 8 that the talk show host will make a special guest appearance at the 60th annual Primetime Emmys, to be held on Sept 21 in L.A.


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With the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is drawing near, it has been reported that Oprah Winfrey will make a guest appearance at the star-studded event. On Monday, September 8 ABC, the television network which will be airing the awards show, officially confirmed her scheduled guest appearance at the upcoming event.

Ken Ehrlich, the Executive Producer of Emmys, expressed his gratitude for having the famous talk show host guest starring at the festivity. He said, "Oprah Winfrey has been such a part of television for so many years that to have her participate in this year's show was very important to us. We're thrilled that she has accepted our invitation to be here to celebrate the TV Academy's 60th Anniversary."

Moreover, Stephen McPherson, the president of ABC Entertainment, also praised Oprah to have epitomized "all that is wonderful about television." He added, "along with the Academy, our goal this year has been to celebrate this incredible medium. It is not only fitting, but an honor to have her be a part of this 60th Anniversary show."

Oprah will be joining fellow celebs, like Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Jeff Probst, all of whom have been tapped to host the show. The fivesome, as well, are nominated in the new category, Best Reality Show Host.

The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 21 at 8:00-11:00 P.M., ET/PT on ABC.

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posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
(continued post of humbled1) ...feel about Oprah: Not doing their bidding at the exact time they demand is cause for crushing them...how dare anyone have a free thinking mind apart from the whim and fancy of those who make them great. A withdrawal of support and/or call for Boycott should be used in times of severe/extreme circumstances. Acts such as these loose their power when employed for issues so frivolous. Take the Oprah show in the whole of its entirety and you will see the truth in this post [chopped up and disjointed as it is].
posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
(continued post by humbled1) ...and uplift her yourself in the forums that are yours to fill. Why not create a web page for her to get th
posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
(continued post by humbled1) ...and uplift her yourself in the forums that are yours to fill. Why not create a web page for her to get th
posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
(continued post by humbled1) ...and uplift her yourself in the forums that are yours to fill. Why not create a web page for her to get the word out about how awesome she is. How many phone calls have you made to others sharing the information you have about her great works. Have you volunteered to work on the campaign -- going door to door, or encouraging others to vote through voter registration drives so you can improve her chances of becoming the VP for 2008? Have you donated to the campaign of McCain-Palin? Have you submitted her name for the Who’s Who List in America or to the list of Most Influential Women of 2008? Surely you do not feel that not being invited to appear on Oprah (as of yet) is a personal rebuff of Sarah Palin herself or an affront to all women of the world. Read the facts and understand that Sarah Palin is one of the many that have yet to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show--even greater pioneers that have been on the battleground much longer have yet to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show—none of which have ceased to be all they can be because of it. Not all things happen as we see fit or WHEN we desire them but they do happen. Allow Oprah to run her show as she has earned the right to do. The following she has is much more diverse than the white female population alone. She did not become the giant that she is or become the favorite show to watch by mere accident. Though she may not have every person the public feels is "a must" on her show, she has provided great television for her viewing audience, has inspired the masses, and her giving has changed the lives of many. As far as the comment regarding Obama, you have every right to vote for the candidate of your choice, as we all do as citizens of this great democracy. Another point to make is special interest groups feel the same way about political candidates as you f
posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
(continued by humbled1) ...and uplift her yourself in the forums that are yours to fill. Why not create a web page for her to get the word out about how awesome she is. How many phone calls have you made to others sharing the information you have about her great works. Have you volunteered to work on the campaign -- going door to door, or encouraging others to vote through voter registration drives so you can improve her chances of becoming the VP for 2008? Have you donated to the campaign of McCain-Palin? Have you submitted her name for the Who’s Who List in America or to the list of Most Influential Women of 2008? Surely you do not feel that not being invited to appear on Oprah (as of yet) is a personal rebuff of Sarah Palin herself or an affront to all women of the world. Sarah Palin is one of the many that have yet to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show--even greater pioneers that have been on the battleground much longer have yet to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show—none of which have ceased to be all they can be because of it. Not all things happen as we see fit or WHEN we desire them but they do happen. Allow Oprah to run her show as she has earned the right to do. The following she has is much more diverse than the white female population alone. She did not become the giant that she is or become the favorite show to watch by mere accident. Though she may not have every person the public feels is "a must" on her show, she has provided great television for her viewing audience, has inspired the masses, and her giving has changed the lives of many. As far as the comment regarding Obama, you have every right to vote for the candidate of your choice, as we all do as citizens of this great democracy. Another point to make is special interest groups feel the same way about political candidates as you feel about Oprah: Not doing their bidding at the ex
posted by humbled1 on Sep 23, 2008
How sad that adults act like petulant children when their views are not represented within the time frame they desire or within the format of their choosing. When you cannot force your ideas to be the choice to be made by others, is the only tactic left to render those that hold views separate from self or positions opposite of self as fraudulent trash. Forget her philanthropy. Forget how she has lived her life and the people she has assisted through her program choices to date. All that matters is a decision was not made in your favor at the time you mandated as a viewer and supporter of the show. Surely, that is unforgiveable behavior on the part of a talk show host, and her name should be stumped to trash. If viewed objectively, one can admit that there is something honorable in a person of such power, stature, and acclaim admitting that they: (1) cannot function in an nonbiased manner in the role of trust given or earned; (2) cannot speak objectively regarding matters of high national importance without abusing such power; (3) are willing to remove themselves from an issue or situation that undoubtedly reeks of a conflict of interest. Should a person sell their soul or show for the sake of ratings, or should one use their power responsibly and fairly? In the eyes of some, Oprah is functioning in the capacity of a public servant, who has the right to declare her own passion but is bound by an oath that restrains her from forcing her opinion down the throat of those who may be unduly swayed in the direction of her choosing. I do say that most can accept a difference in opinion more so than outright hypocrisy. A good idea of how to control the matters that you can through options of your own is to call Sarah Palin to your home, request her presence at your local PTA Chapter meeting, and even present her with an invitation to your hockey team celebration, a
posted by j9 on Sep 21, 2008
I will not be tuning in either
posted by jkd on Sep 09, 2008
well,I guess I won't be viewing your award show this year---first time in 20 odd years--Oprah has betrayed every woman that has made her rich !!!! look at her audience--90% white and WOMEN that have stood by her everytime she called upon us--well NO-MORE O-prah and NO-MORE OBAMA --I'm over the O's !!! Buh-bye Oprah !!

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