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That Spark of Madness That Lived Within Each of Robin Williams’ Characters
“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t. Remember me with smiles and laughter,...
From Dancing To Daytime – George Chakiris
ON WORKING IN DAYTIME TV Most know the name George Chakiris as an Academy Award® winning actor for his work in “West Side Story,” however there are daytime fans out...
The Master Deal Maker – Monty Hall
If Daytime fans were polled for the names of the most recognizable emcees or hosts, Monty Hall, would clearly be at the top of the list. Monty made his first...
Donna Mills Is Scandalous In St. John
Americans love their TV villians. It was easier to identify a dangerous character in the old days. When Frankenstein’s monster came to your door, just one look and you knew...
Rose Marie For The Win
*** Featured Artwork on Title Page by Glen Hanson Rose Marie has arguably had one of the longest and most active entertainment careers on record with credits in Radio, Film,...
Behind the Scenes & On the Front Line of Daytime – Kathy Hutchins
Photo credit: Kathy Hutchins / The press photographers on the red carpet or arrival line of any gala are not only important for establishing that first air of excitement...
The Heart of Daytime – Y&R’s Kate Linder Creates a Legacy of Charity
On April 10, 2008 Kate Linder became one of four personalities from daytime drama to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Y&R co-creator Lee Phillip Bell and...
Daytime Legacy Remains Firmly Anchored in Her Roots – Lauralee Bell
There have been many great Daytime pioneers, ground-breakers, legends and icons, but if fans were polled to chose a royal family, odds are very good that The Bells would be...
Count Down To The Daytime Emmy® Awards with Betty White
       As NATAS begins credentialing both the Creative Arts Emmys and Emmy celebration’s set for June 20th and 22nd, we turn to 12 time nominated and 6 time...
Daytime Honors Our Colleagues Who Proudly Served
   We at NATAS want to take a moment to recognize some of our Daytime colleagues who served in the Armed Forces.  While it’s not possible to mention them all, here...
The Award Winning Composer behind the “Wide World of Sports” theme and Other “Songs Of Our Lives”
  American’s have been inviting Emmy & Grammy Award winning composer Charles Fox into their homes for years via their television sets.  He’s created many of the greatest theme songs...
Remembering NANCY MALONE – A Daytime TV Pioneer
“Nancy Malone was a very favorite colleague. She brought the most energetic and enthusiastic spirit to the set and managed to keep it through all of the long, long days....
Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth/Efrem Zimbalist, Jr remembered
“Efrem (Zimbalist, Jr.) was such a gentleman to work with and extremely professional. It was sometimes a hectic shoot yet he always brought a lovely peace with him to the...
June Lockhart on her 80 year career—From Kukla, Fran & Ollie to Daytime Parade coverage and General Hospital
  Ms. June Lockhart will be a presenter at this year’s Creative Arts Daytime EMMY Awards ceremony on June 20th, 2014, at the Los Angeles Bonaventure. “I am thrilled to...
Al Hirschfeld Draws Inspiration from Daytime
  “© Al Hirschfeld, Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd” Al Hirschfeld’s social, political and theatrical depictions are as significant to the history of the 20th century as cave drawings are to...
GERI LARSEN – A Pioneer for Women in Local and Syndicated Daytime Television
    ACTIVE TELEVISION CAREER KTLA LOS ANGELES 1948-1949 -TELEMOUNT PICTURES 1950-1952 – ONE HOUR MAGIC LADY SPECIAL ABC-TV 1953 There are unsung heroes who laid the groundwork for future daytime endeavors....
Chicago’s 55th Annual EMMY Awards®
The 55th annual Emmy Awards® marked the third consecutive year the ceremony was held at Chicago’s Alhambra Palace, a lavish, Middle Eastern-themed venue that provided the perfect backdrop for such...
Bob Barker Blogs, “She came on down, and they came on out!”
We had the honor of speaking with the legendary Bob Barker regarding the recent 8,000th episode celebration of “The Price Is Right,” of which Mr. Barker appeared in 6,718 –...
My particular role was neither bold nor beautiful – Tippi Hedren
  As the only actress to have worked with both directors, Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin, it was considered a “Bold” move for the glamorous screen legend, Tippi Hedren, when...
Television Remains America’s Favorite Way to View Their Sports
In this modern world of continually advancing technology and new devices that Americans have come to rely on, the majority of U.S. adults polled, still say that they watch sports...
Bud Greenspan – The man who set the bar for Sports on Daytime TV
As we prepare to announce the Sports EMMY Pre-nominations list on Wednesday, March 26th, it seems appropriate to dedicate a blog to America’s love of sports and one of its...
Michael Learned—From a real family with the OSS and CIA to reel families on GH and Y&R
As the oldest of six girls, Michael Learned, was eleven when her family moved from D.C. to Austria, where her father worked for the OSS (later known as the CIA),...
Throw Back Thursday with Carol Burnett
Daytime Drama history has been peppered with famous faces perhaps better known for their work outside of the genre (i.e. stage or film). Some of them were such daytime fans...
Rip Taylor Ripping On Daytime
Funny men have been a staple on Daytime Television game shows for decades – from Charles Nelson Reilly’s antics on “Match Game” to the legendary quips of Paul Lynde on...
An American Icon is a Daytime Pioneer – FLORENCE HENDERSON
A Valentine’s baby who stole the hearts of the American public, Miss Florence Henderson, proudly celebrated her 80th birthday.  The world famous spokeswoman, Broadway and television star, found her roots...
Shirley Temple
Ambassador Shirley Temple Black in Memoriam
Shirley Jane Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) Although a huge film star and political personality, Ms. Shirley Temple also hosted and narrated her own hour long...
Black History Month: Daytime News Coverage Influences History
In a recent conversation with actress/activist Donzaleigh Abernathy, she reflected on the effect and importance of the daytime media on the efforts made by her father, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy...
Carol Channing’s Super Bowl Halftime Appearance During Daytime TV
“Well … The experience was equal to the opening night of ‘Hello Dolly!’” says Carol Channing You may not know that Carol Channing was the first featured solo artist to...
NATAS Welcomes Daytime Fans To New Blog Page
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) would like to welcome fans and fanatics to a new blog designed to update, educate and celebrate every thing Daytime TV. ...







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