Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Celebrity interviewer Mary Hart and producer Harry Friedman are to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said Thursday.
Friedman will receive his prize at the 44th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on April 28, while Hart will be honored at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards on April 30.
Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California.
"The entire country, including me, fell in love with Mary Hart from her very first broadcast of Entertainment Tonight," Bob Mauro, president of NATAS, said in a statement. "Mary's charm, wit, smile and intelligence made her the most trusted anchor in the genre of entertainment news. Her ability to make even the biggest stars comfortable made audiences welcome her and ET into their homes. Harry Friedman has produced the two most iconic game shows in the country if not the world. His constant tweaking of show formats and the addition of the latest technologies has kept Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune at the top of syndicated television with no end in sight. The National Academy could not be prouder to honor both of these extraordinary television stars with our Lifetime Achievement Award."