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Robin Roberts to host celebrity 'In Memoriam' special for ABC


UPI News Service, 12/02/2017 

Robin Roberts is scheduled to host the special "The Year In Memoriam 2017."

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Conceived and produced by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the program is to air on ABC on Dec. 18.

"Roberts and Kimmel join forces for a unique tribute and learn more about these beloved stars through stories shared by those closest to them, including Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Bernadette Peters and Dick Van Dyke remembering co-star Mary Tyler Moore; Tracy Morgan, Bob NewhartJohn Stamos and Bob Saget remembering fellow comedian Don Rickles; Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honoring the legendary Glen Campbell; Hunter Hayes and Alice Cooper celebrating music stars Tom Petty and Chuck Berry, as well as Dane Cook, Jeff Ross and Sean Hayes memorializing the multi-talented Jerry Lewis," the network said in a press release.

"The 'In Memoriam' segments are always the most moving parts of a major awards show. Robin and I thought it would be fitting to pay longer-form and more personal tribute to these American icons with great stories from their friends, colleagues and peers," Kimmel said in a statement.

Roberts will also anchor a second special Dec. 19 called "The Year: 2017," which will focus on the year's "politics, top trends, pop culture and more."

"What I appreciate about the special is that you get an entire year of news and pop culture in just two hours. The show is appropriately serious when it needs to be, and it's also filled with many fun, lighter moments," Roberts added.  


Robin Roberts/Instagram


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