via press release:
“ ” SALUTES 41 YEARS OF ABC’S “ ,” SEPTEMBER 23
Daytime Emmy® Award-Winner Susan Lucci to Co-Host
Exclusive Pine Valley Reunion of Laurence Lau and Kim Delaney (“Greg” and “Jenny”)
and Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan (“Jesse” & “Angie”)
Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Footage, Plus a Sneak Peek of the Final ABC Broadcast
The hosts of “” will commemorate and honor “ ” with a special one-hour theme show, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon), hours before the final broadcast on ABC. “ ” will celebrate 41 years of love, passion, drama and intrigue of the generations of families from fictional Pine Valley. Daytime Emmy Award-winner Susan Lucci (“Erica”) will serve as the show’s featured guest co-host. Legendary creator/writer Agnes Nixon and “ ” executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers are scheduled to appear.
In an exclusive Pine Valley reunion, two of the most memorable super couples of the 1980s, “Greg Nelson” & “Jenny Gardner” (Laurence Lau and Kim Delaney) and on-screen best friends “Jesse Hubbard” & “Angie Baxter Hubbard” (Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan), will reunite. Lau and Delaney have not appeared together since January 1995, when they were interviewed by Carol Burnett for the “25th Anniversary” special. Other confirmed appearances include beloved “ ” cast members Cameron Mathison (“Ryan”), Rebecca Budig (“Greenlee”), Vincent Irizarry (“David”), Thorsten Kaye (“Zach”) and Alicia Minshew (“Kendall”).
Featured will be exclusive, never-before seen footage of the final ABC taping; never-before-seen interviews with some of of the special guest stars and returning cast members; an exclusive sneak peek clip of the final broadcast episode of “All My Children,” and the final cast photo and the on-set cake cutting ceremony with the “All My Children” cast & crew. A special videotaped montage will showcase some of the show’s most memorable moments over the years, both in front of and behind the cameras.
The studio audience will be filled with devoted daytime and “All My Children” fans whose continued passion and commitment have made “AMC” an iconic staple of daytime television.
“” features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, , Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Digital Full Episode Player at ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.™