CBS’s Guiding Light ends today after 72 years on the air.

Guiding Light Final Cast (Photo: CBS)

Guiding Light Final Cast (Photo: CBS)

The last episode of Guiding Light airs on CBS today. The show, which has been on the air for 72 years, has weathered every change and enhancement in technology over the years. Originally starting on the radio before graduating to television, the legacy is impressive.  The show leaves the air  having won 70 Emmy awards over its broadcast tenure, including Outstanding Drama Series. Many fans will be celebrating the show’s finale with live blogs, Internet chats, and live Twitter feeds.

The show has a great history that has been passed on for generations. “It’s been reflecting American life back at America since before World War II,” said “Guiding Light” executive producer Ellen Wheeler in the Washington Post.

Their replacement is a remake of the popular game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal’  with host Wayne Brady premiering  Oct. 5.  Repeats of “The Price Is Right” will air in their time slot in the mean time.

Guiding Light was created by soap icon Irma Phillips. It debuted on NBC radio in 1937 as a 15-minute serial, then came to CBS television on June 30, 1952. In 1968, “Guiding Light” expanded to 30 minutes and, in 1977, it became a full hour.

The show was the training ground for many of today’s superstars, including Kevin Bacon, JoBeth Williams, James Earl Jones, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Hayden Panettiere and Melina Kanakaredes.

Guiding Light airs its final episode on September 22 on CBS.

The View Season Opening Sneak Peek

the-view-logoThe View returns on Tuesday, September 8 with an all new look for the opening. Director, Mark Gentile, gives a look. The co-hosts, who recently won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Hosts, will accept their award on the air, having chosen to opt out of attending the awards show in which they have been nominated for numerous times and never won. The show is hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

Here is a sneak peek at the new opening: View Opening

The View airs weekdays on ABC. Online episodes of the show are available at ABC.com

Daytime Emmy Winners and Fashion Wrap Up

There really wasn’t a best and worst dressed for this year’s Daytime Emmys but the event was one to be remembered none the less. The show, hosted by Vanessa Williams and shown on the CW, has received mixed reviews, but the awards themselves were well deserved.  Here is a complete list of winners, along with some of the most notable fashions of the night.

General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman in a Versace Gown

General Hospital's Julie Marie Berman in a Versace Gown

DRAMA SERIES
“The Bold and the Beautiful”

ACTOR
Christian LeBlanc, “Young and the Restless”

Susan Haskell in a Giovanni Gown

One Life To Live's Susan Haskell in a Giovanni Gown

ACTRESS
Susan Haskell, “One Life to Live”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
(Tie)
Jeff Branson, “Guiding Light”
Vincent Irizarry, “All My Children”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Tamara Braun, “Days of Our Lives”

YOUNGER ACTOR
Darin Brooks, “Days of Our Lives”

YOUNGER ACTRESS
Julie Berman, “General Hospital”

DAYTIME DRAMA DIRECTING
“One Life to Live”

DAYTIME DRAMA WRITING
“General Hospital”

TALK SHOW (INFORMATIVE)
“The Tyra Banks Show”

TALK SHOW (ENTERTAINMENT)
“Rachael Ray”

TALK SHOW HOST
Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, “The View”

Bold & The Beautiful's Ashley Jones wearing a $79 gown from H&M

Bold & The Beautiful's Ashley Jones wearing a $79 gown from H&M

GAME SHOW
“Cash Cab”

GAME SHOW HOST
Meredith Vieira, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”

MORNING PROGRAM
“Good Morning America”

For a full list of winners of the creative emmys, click here: Emmy Winners

To View More Full Emmy Fashions: Emmy Fashions

Daytime Emmy Awards Promo With Host Vanessa Williams

Here’s a brief promo for the 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards hosted by Vanessa Williams. The awards will broadcast live on Sunday August 30.

Susan Lucci announced as one of the presenters for the Daytime Emmy Awards

51052111VB034_emmynomPresenters for the “36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards” have been announced. The ceremony will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Aug. 30 on the CW network. Vanessa Williams is the host. There will be a one hour Red Carpet Pre-show right before the ceremony, hosted by Lara Spenser and Kevin Fraiser.

The presenters include: Kristin Alderson (“One Life to Live”), Bradford Anderson (“General Hospital”), Tyra Banks (“The Tyra Banks Show”), Brandon Buddy (“One Life to Live”), Patrick Duffy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”),Melissa Claire Egan (“All My Children”), Colin Eggelsfield (“Melrose Place”), Jennie Garth (“90210”) and Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”).

Other presenters include Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”), Elizabeth Hendrickson (“The Young and the Restless”), Bindi Irwin (“Bindi the Jungle Girl”), Jay Kenneth Johnson (“Days of Our Lives”), Katherine Kelly Lang (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Lori Loughlin (“Melrose Place”),Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Gilles Marini (“Dancing with the Stars”), Kyle Massey (“That’s So Raven”) and Chris Massey (“Zoey 101”).

And finally there is Cameron Mathison (“All My Children”), Dr. Phil McGraw (“Dr. Phil”), Billy Miller (“The Young and the Restless”), Ronn Moss (“The Bold & the Beautiful”), Robert Newman (“Guiding Light”), Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Rachael Ray (“The Rachael Ray Show”), James Scott (“Days of Our Lives”), Jake Silbermann (“As The World Turns”), Kirsten Storms (“General Hospital”), Dr. Travis Stork (“The Doctors”), Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”), Betty White, Montel Williams and Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”).

Daytime Emmy Update: Daytime Gives Back With Susan Lucci, Tony Geary and Kelly Monaco in Africa

Susan Lucci Photo: ABC

Susan Lucci Photo: ABC

(Press Release)–Some of Daytime TV’s biggest names- Montel Williams, Anthony Geary (“General Hospital”), Kelly Monaco (“General Hospital)” and Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Christopher Massey (Nickelodeon’s  “Zoey 101”), Kyle Massey (Disney’s “Cory in the House”), Erik Estrada and Devon Werkheiser ((Nickelodeon’s “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”) – will travel to Kenya with Feed The Children, an international, non-profit  relief organization that feeds more than 100,000 children in Kenya’s slums every day.  The three stars will venture out into some of the world’s most impoverished cities to meet one on one with the people who live there – all in an effort to raise awareness of the desperate situation faced by Africa’s poor.  Part of this story will air as a segment entitled “Daytime Gives Back” during the Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, August 30th at 8:00p.m. ET/PT on the CW Television Network.  “All My Children” will also incorporate the trip in to their show, in a yet to be determined storyline involving Lucci’s character Erica Kane.

Feed The Children, founded in 1979 by Larry and Frances Jones, is an, international, nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters.  Since its founding, the organization has reached out to help children and their families in all 50 states and 118 countries around the globe.  For more information, please visit www.feedthechildren.org

Update: Award Show Hosting Duties For Jackson, Griffin, Trebek, Williams, Jonas, Harris and Brand,

The Jonas Brothers will be hosting the upcoming Teen Choice Awards. Fox will tape the show on Sunday, August 9 in Los Angeles and broadcast it the following day on August 10.

Kathy Griffin Photo:Wire Image/Jamie McCarthy

Kathy Griffin Photo:Wire Image/Jamie McCarthy

Samuel L. Jackson will be hosting the ESPY Awards tonight, July 15 at the Nokia Theatre. The ESPYS  which honors excellence in sports, are taped live and will be telecast on Sunday July 19 at 9.

Kathy Griffin has been selected to host the Prime Time Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The two-time Emmy winner, best known for her Bravo series “My Life on the D-List”, will host the annual event on Sept. 12 at the Nokia Theatre. E! will  telecast the event as a two-hour special.

Alex Trebek, the Emmy winning host of Jeopardy!, is slated to host the Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards. They will be held on Saturday, August 29 in Los Angeles.

Vanessa Williams will be the host of the Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast on the CW on Sunday August 30th at 8pm. For the first time ever, the show will not be shown on the three main networks and it will telecast live instead of being taped delayed. The show will also feature a wider variety of presenters from all genres of daytime television, including Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors.

Russell Brand returns for a second time as host for the MTV Video Music Awards. The show will air live on Sunday, September 13 from various locations in New York. Center stage will be Radio City Music Hall.

Neil Patrick Harris is officially confirmed as host of the Primetime Emmys at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Harris, fresh off of a successful Tonys hosting gig, will returning to the podium once again for the network. The Emmys air on CBS on Sunday, September 20.