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Oct 29, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“We are extremely pleased that CBS rescheduled the Emmy broadcast. It re-establishes some sense of normalcy for viewers, and it’s a program we were all looking forward to as part of our fall season. We are happy to have it back on the schedule.”
Ed Goldman, VP/general manager, WBZ-TV (CBS), Boston
“I think it should have been rescheduled. I think there’s just so much that people want to be hammered on TV with bad news. I think having [events such as] the Emmys and the World Series is a [good change of pace].”
Marty Ozer, VP/general manager, KRXI (Fox)/KAME-TV (UPN), Reno, Nev.
“The second cancellation seemed like an overreaction to me. Yes, let’s have the Emmys on Nov. 4. We can be as serious as we need to be about the threats faced by this country, but we don’t have to be all serious, all the time.”
Mike Antonucci, pop culture writer, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News