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OFFBEAT: Game show hosting legend Monty Hall honored at June Emmy Awards

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2013-05-04T00:00:00Z OFFBEAT: Game show hosting legend Monty Hall honored at June Emmy AwardsBy Philip Potempa philip.potempa@nwi.com, (219) 852-4327 nwitimes.com

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards will be presented on June 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel broadcast live on cable's Headline News network (HLN), with the Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala held at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles Friday, June 14.

This year, it will be no surprise to find out what's waiting behind "Curtain No. 1."

Game Show Icon Monty Hall, 91, and legendary producer Bob Stewart will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced this week all the nominees for the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 2012 calendar year.

"These exciting nominations officially launch the 40th Anniversary of the Daytime Emmy Awards," said David Michaels, senior executive director, daytime.

"This will be a true celebration of the 40 years of Daytime Television focusing on the past, the present and the future of Daytime. Congratulations to all the nominees."

"Aside from all of the excitement around our 40th anniversary, we are honoring two giants in Game Show history," said Malachy Wienges, chairman, NATAS.

"So many of us grew up watching Monty Hall excite us with what was behind Door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3 and found ourselves addicted to the challenge and imagination of Bob Stewart's classic 'To Tell the Truth,' 'Password,' 'Pyramid' and others. The high-water mark these two pioneers have made in Daytime television is unparalleled and the entire Emmy Award community stands in appreciation for the immeasurable contribution they have made to the game show genre."

The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).

A breakdown of the awards by network, as compiled by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP, follows, along with a full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded from the website at emmyonline.tv.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 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, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.

NATAS membership consists of broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country.

Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional 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, visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. He can be reached at philip.potempa@nwi.com or (219) 852-4327.

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