ABC is calling the September 21st appearance on the “60th Primetime Emmy Awards” by Oprah Winfrey “a very special guest appearance.” Officials of both the network and the academy are just gushing with excitement over Winfrey’s agreement to come to LA for the live broadcast.
Winfrey received the first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the Emmys in 2002.
"Oprah Winfrey epitomizes all that is wonderful about television. 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," said Stephen McPherson, President, ABC Entertainment.
"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," said Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.
"The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards" is being produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures LLC. Returning with Ehrlich are producer Renato Basile and co-producer Danette Herman. Louis J. Horvitz will be directing.