The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gala took place at the Las Vegas Hilton Sunday and was presided over by daytime talk-show host Regis Philbin.
Highlights of the show included special tributes to iconic TV personality Dick Clark, as well as to the soap operas "As the World Turns," which will wrap up in September after 54 years on the air, and "All My Children," which is celebrating its 40th anniversary on television.
Daytime drama writer/creator Agnes Nixon received a lifetime achievement award for her 45 years in the industry.
The awards show featured appearances by David Copperfield and Barry Manilow, with performances by the casts of the Lion King, Jersey Boys, Blue Man Group and KA by Cirque du Soleil.
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