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CBS to air tribute to Jeanne Cooper of 'The Young and the Restless'

Jeanne Cooper, the doyenne of TV soaps who died earlier this week at age 84, will get a special tribute on CBS -- home of "The Young and the Restless" -- later this month. The network just announced details.

It'll feature cast members and friends of Cooper, who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for over a thousand episodes on "Y&R" -- the longest-running cast member -- who'll share memories "along with personal recollections of their friendships with her. Additionally, interviews with Cooper from the show’s recent 40th anniversary and classic clips of her years on the daytime drama will be included," per CBS.

“Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves,” said Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president, Daytime CBS. “The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did.”

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It'll air May 28 at 12:30 p.m., on WCBS/2.

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