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Each of the tributes, which will come in addition to the traditional In Memoriam segment, will be delivered by a colleague who had a close relationship with them.
For Gandolfini, it will be “The Sopranos” co-star Edie Falco. Former “Family Ties” star Michael J. Fox will pay tribute to Goldberg, the show’s exec producer. “All in the Family” co-star Rob Reiner will honor Stapleton, Jane Lynch of “Glee” will remember Monteith and Robin Williams will be the one for his former “Mork and Mindy” mate Winters.
“The In Memoriam is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program,” said Primetime Emmys exec producer Ken Ehrlich. “These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, so having their »
- Jon Weisman
Nearly 80 awards are scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony today at the Nokia Theatre, beginning shortly after 4 p.m Pacific. We’ll be live-blogging the highlights, so keep coming back for updates.
Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.
Past, present and future “Community” showrunner Dan Harmon is joining series star Joel McHale in presenting the first quartet of Emmys, including three for casting and one for guest comedy actress. The final two Emmys, for reality host and reality program, will be announced by next week’s Primetime Emmys host, Neil Patrick Harris.
A couple handfuls of juried Emmys were announced in August, including kudos for “Adventure Time,” “Portlandia,” “The Simpsons” and the Alex Gibney documentary “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.”
4:05 p.m.: “Tonight, we honor all the creative »
- Jon Weisman
On TV this Wednesday: Kristen Bell has more fun than a barrel of sloths as she hosts the Cmt Music Awards, Discovery honors three fallen Storm Chasers, Best Ink names a tattoo title-holder and Baby Daddy says beware. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Cmt Music Awards (Cmt) | House of Lies‘ Kristen Bell returns as host – this time with country crooner Jason Aldean by her side – for the 2 1/2-hour-long live celebration of down-home tunes. Carrie Underwood, Lenny Kravitz, Kacey Musgraves, Nelly, Keith Urban, The Voice champ Cassadee Pope and American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison are among those set to perform. »
- Kimberly Roots
So touching. To remember the lives of former ‘Storm Chasers’ star Tim Samara, his son Paul and co-star Carl Young, who were killed in a tornado on May 31, Discovery Channel plans to air an emotional tribute.
Former Storm Chasers star Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and colleague Carl Young were killed while chasing the deadly Oklahoma tornado on May 31. Discovery Channel says it will remember the storm chasers by airing a three-hour tribute on June 4.
The three men spent years sharing storm videos with millions of TV viewers. Sadly, they died on Friday when a tornado with winds of up to 165 mph claimed their lives.
“Mile Wide Tornado” first aired on June 2 and focused on the May 20 Oklahoma tornado that also injured and killed many, »
- Christopher Rogers
Tim Samaras and Carl Young, who appeared in the former Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers, along with Tim’s son Paul Samaras, were killed last Friday during the devastating tornado outbreak near El Reno, Oklahoma. To honor the lives of the three men, Discovery will be airing an enhanced presentation of last Sunday’s special, Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster that will include highlights and special scenes of all of them from Storm Chasers. The special, called Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute, premieres June 5 at 10pm Et/Pt. Some background on the men from a Discovery release: “Tim Samaras, Carl Young and [...]
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Discovery Channel says it will honor three veteran storm chasers who died in Oklahoma with a special airing this week.
The men spent years capturing and sharing storm videos with TV viewers and weather researchers. They died Friday when a tornado with winds of up to 165 mph turned on them in the Oklahoma City area. The storm and flooding claimed more than a dozen other lives.
- Associated Press
Los Angeles (AP) — Discovery Channel says it will honor three veteran storm chasers who died in Oklahoma with a special airing this week. The program, "Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute," will feature scenes of Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young from the former series "Stormchasers." It airs at 10 p.m. Edt Wednesday. The men spent years capturing and sharing storm videos with TV viewers and weather researchers. They died Friday when a tornado with winds of up to 165 mph turned on them in the Oklahoma City area. The storm and flooding claimed more than a dozen other »
- AP Staff
In order to honor the lives of Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras who were killed during the May 31 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, near El Reno, Discovery presents an enhanced episode of Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster that will include highlights and special scenes of all three men from Discovery.s series, Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers will premiere Wednesday, June 5 at 10Pm Et/Pt. From Discovery Tim, Carl and Paul were entrenched in the learning gained from the science of the storm. Tim founded tornado research unit Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling Tornadoes Experiment (Twistex), and spent more than 20 years following storms. His career was spent intercepting storms, assessing their power and helping to further the research »
- April Neale
Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras, the stars of Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" who died during an Oklahoma tornado, will be the subject of a tribute episode that will air on the network this week, the network said Monday. Also read: 'Storm Chasers' Stars Killed While Following Oklahoma Tornado "Mile Wide Tornado: Storm Chasers Tribute" will feature highlights and special scenes of the trio, who were killed May 31 during a tornado outbreak near El Reno, Okla. The tribute episode will air at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. In addition to honoring the »
- Tim Kenneally
Discovery Channel is planning to pay tribute to the three Stormchasers stars who were killed during the recent Oklahoma storm. Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras were killed while chasing a tornado in the city of El Reno, Okla., on Friday. To honor the trio, Discovery is planning to air an "enhanced episode" of Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster that will include highlights and special scenes of all three men. Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute will premiere at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Wednesday. Story: Discovery's 'Storm Chasers' Stars Killed in Oklahoma Tornado Tim Samaras, 55, founded tornado research
- Kimberly Nordyke
The deadly tornado that swept through Oklahoma Friday night - the second such disaster to strike the state in two weeks - claimed among its 13 victims three veteran storm chasers: Storm Chasers star Tim Samaras, 54, his son Paul Samaras, 24, and their colleague, Carl Young, 45. The elder Samaras was found inside his car, and he was still wearing his seatbelt. His son and colleague had been pulled from a car by the winds - which carried one of them for a half a mile. Samaras's recent research was often funded by the National Geographic Society, which on Sunday released a statement, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Three veteran storm chasers died doing what they loved: roaming the Great Plains in search of dangerous storms like the one in Oklahoma that ended their final pursuit. Tim Samaras, his son Paul and colleague Carl Young, who through the years had shared dramatic videos with television viewers and weather researchers, died Friday night when an EF3 tornado with winds up to 165 mph turned on them near El Reno, Okla. They were among 13 people who died in the storm in Oklahoma City and its suburbs. Their deaths in pursuit of the storm are believed to be the first among »
- Kelly P. Kissel and Thomas Peipert (AP)
Discovery's "Storm Chasers" stars Tim Samaras and Carl Young and Samaras's son, Paul, were killed during an Oklahoma storm, the network said Sunday. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families," the network said in a statement. The trio were killed while chasing a tornado in the city of El Reno on Friday, according to CNN. Samaras was 55 and his son was 24 years old. Samaras' partner Young was 45. Canadian County Undersheriff »
- Todd Cunningham
Paul Samaras, Tim's 24-year-old son, was also among the 11 people killed in the twister and subsequent flash floods that struck El Reno, Okla., on Friday.
Tim Samaras, 55, had been chasing storms for most of his adult life, and his Twistex project was dedicated to gathering data about how and why tornadoes form in order to help increase warning times.
Those who knew him praised Samaras and his team for the safety precautions they took in chasing storms.
"Out of all storm chasers he doesn't take chances, he's the one that puts the probes in the path of the tornado to learn more about them," "Good Morning America" meteorologist Ginger Zee tells ABC News. "He is not, you know, a young gun »
Discovery, which aired Storm Chasers for five seasons, will dedicate tonight’s special “Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster” to the trio’s memory. The cable net released this statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.”
National Geographic also had this to say about the trio: “We were shocked and deeply saddened by the news »
- Lynette Rice
Discovery Storm Chasers stars Carl Young and Tim Samaras, along with Tim's son Paul Samaras were among nine people killed Friday in a tornado in El Reno, Okla. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families," the Discovery Channel said in a statement to E! News. "We will be dedicating our show tonight on the tornadoes to their memory (they aren't in the show, but that is their legacy). The card will read: In memory of Tim Samaras, Carl Young and Paul Samaras who died Friday, May 31st doing what they love, chasing storms." According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tim, who had chased storms for decades, »
While following a tornado in El Reno, Okla. on Friday, Storm Chasers' star Tim Samaras, his son Paul and colleague Carl Young lost their lives. CNN reports they were among the nine people killed by storms that night. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras, his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families," Discovery Channel said in a statement. According to their website, Samaras founded Twistex, the Tactical Weather Instrumented Sampling in Tornadoes Experiment, to learn more about tornadoes and increase time for warnings. The organization released »
Discovery Channel will air a one-hour special on June 2 called Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster, which examines the May 20 Oklahoma tornado tragedy near Oklahoma City and the city of Moore. The program looks at the devastating event through the eyes of the people who survived the EF5 tornado that traveled over 17 miles and lasted about 45 minutes. According to TV Line, Discovery will be dedicating this special to Tim Samaras and Carl Young, stars of the former Discovery Channel series Storm Chasers. Tim Samaras and Carl Young, along with Samaras’ photographer son Paul, were killed this past [...]
The post Discovery Channel special examines May 20 Oklahoma tornado appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Samaras’ son Paul and associate Carl Young also died while chasing Friday’s EF3 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma.
The Weather Channel confirmed the passing of Samaras on Sunday, issuing the following statement:
“It was with great sadness that The Weather Channel learned of the passing of Tim and Paul Samaras and Carl Young as a result of the El Reno Tornado. Many of us were fortunate to have worked with them and have great admiration for their work. They went in the field focused on collecting data to enable meteorologists to further the science behind tornadoes which we know has and will help to save countless lives. Our community has suffered a terrible loss and our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones.”
“Storm Chasers” was »
- Variety Staff
Discovery's Storm Chasers stars Tim Samaras and Carl Young along with Samaras's son, Paul, were killed during an Oklahoma storm. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Tim Samaras his son Paul and their colleague Carl Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families," the network said in a statement. The trio were killed while chasing a tornado in the city of El Reno on Friday, relatives told CNN. "Thank you to everyone for the condolences. It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul. Our hearts also go out
- Erik Hayden
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