Local NewsDaytime Emmy Awards give special honors to some TV...

Daytime Emmy Awards give special honors to some TV long-timers

-

For certain attendees at the Daytime Emmy Awards, it will be the night of a lifetime.

Several television mainstays will receive Lifetime Achievement honors during the 49th annual event, which CBS and Paramount+ will televise Friday from the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Those who will take home a statue for their career-spanning accomplishments include: “PBS NewsHour” anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, John Aniston, a longtime co-star of the NBC serial “Days of Our Lives”; CBS sportscaster Lesley Visser; former “Reading Rainbow” host and producer LeVar Burton; the PBS series “This Old House”; documentary staple Sir David Attenborough; and technology innovator Yvette Kanouff.

“It was a complete surprise to me,” Woodruff said of being notified of her latest award. “I had no idea. I’m incredibly honored. I mean, this is the Emmy, the gold standard of television awards. No matter what you do in this business, you know about it, so it’s just a huge honor. It’s really special.”

At a time when she’s being Emmy-honored for all she has done professionally, the pleasant Woodruff said, “You can’t help but look back. I’ve been doing this for five decades, and how fortunate I’ve been. I just feel incredibly blessed to have had this front-row seat on what’s happening in our country and around the world. I really wanted to cover Washington and national politics. Along came PBS and the ‘NewsHour,’ and it gave me a chance to get in on the ground floor.”

Well-known to the “Days of Our Lives” faithful as the devious Victor Kiriakis, Aniston never foresaw playing the part for so long. He originated it in 1985, and having been on the daytime serials “Love of Life” and “Search for Tomorrow” earlier, he reasoned, “Characters come and characters go. There can be good characters but the stories don’t work out, or the stories can be good but the characters are flawed.”

'Days of Our Lives' co-star John Aniston receives a Lifetime Achievement honor at The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Friday on CBS and Paramount+.‘Days of Our Lives’ co-star John Aniston receives a Lifetime Achievement honor at The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Friday on CBS and Paramount+.

The father of actress Jennifer Aniston enjoys that in portraying Kiriakis, he’s gotten to do “all the things that people want to do, but they’re afraid to do them. He’s well-rounded. Fortunately, he has a comedic twist from time to time, and I’ve appreciated that. ‘Days’ has a relationship with its audience that is quite unique.”

Woodruff recently announced her plans to leave “PBS NewsHour” at the end of this year, a highly significant step in a career that also has encompassed reporting stints at NBC and CNN. She encourages others to get in on the mission: “As young people consider journalism, I hope that they very seriously take a look at what we need … and that they’ll jump in and join us. We need smart, aggressive, curious people to join the ranks.”

— Zap2It

Latest news

A Look into Boston’s History: January 24th

Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, has a long and rich history that is closely tied to...

Staying informed in New England: The top 10 most popular news sites

New England is home to a rich and diverse array of news outlets, covering everything from local events to...

The Role of Health Care Marketing Agencies in Connecting Consumers with Healthcare Options

Health care marketing agencies play a crucial role in connecting consumers with important medical treatments and products, but it...

Supporting Mental Health in Boston’s Dynamic Startup Ecosystem

Boston's startup ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant, but the fast-paced, high-stress environment of a startup can take a toll...
- Advertisement -

The list of 50 Women Leaders in SaaS includes two female laureates from Boston

The Software Report has compiled a list of 50 women leaders who work in SaaS. The awardees include Robin...

Rapper Bhad Bhabie is criticized while presenting a new look

Bhad Bhabie has been accused of blackfishing for some time but now she may have crossed the line. Hip-hop fans,...

Must read

A Look into Boston’s History: January 24th

Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, has...

Staying informed in New England: The top 10 most popular news sites

New England is home to a rich and diverse...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you