The children of the late Jeopardy! host and the late Larry King Live host gave of two of the evening's most emotional speeches. Both broadcasters were awarded Emmys for their hosting skills, Trebek as the outstanding game show host for his work on Jeopardy! and King as the outstanding informative talk show host for his work on Ora TV's Larry King Now. Separately, the Daytime Emmys honored Regis Philbin, Trebek and King. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off the tribute to Trebek, with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, comedian Ken Jeong and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden all participating. Jeong recalled guest-starring with Trebek on Hot in Cleveland. "He stole the whole show and we hit it off from that moment on," Jeong said. "I was struck how comedically skilled he was. Every time I'd run into him, we'd always joke around. I don't know that people know how incredibly funny he is. Rest In Peace, Alex. I miss you and I love you." Kathie Lee Gifford delivered Philbin's tribute, saying "for 15 years it was my absolute joy and delight and honor and privilege to sit next to somebody that you might remember: His name was Regis Philbin." Martha Stewart delivered a tribute to King. "I'd venture down to Washington on my book tours and always would end a very, very busy day of interviews and demonstrations with a one-hour interview by Larry King," Stewart remembered. "He was a great interviewer way back then, and as he built his career, finally on CNN - making a very important impression on the audiences watching CNN for live news - Larry continued to be a penultimate interviewer." ALSO: Check out the full list of Daytime Emmy winners, including General Hospital and Kelly Clarkson.
TOPICS: Alex Trebek, CBS, The Daytime Emmy Awards, Jeopardy!, Larry King Now, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Larry King, Martha Stewart, Regis Philbin, Award Shows