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Emmys EP Defends In Memoriam Approach: 'I Thought We Devoted the Proper Amount of Time'
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Emmys EP Defends In Memoriam Approach: 'I Thought We Devoted the Proper Amount of Time'

Sep 23 2013, 12:42pm CDT | by TV Line

From the moment it was announced that this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards would handle the annual In Memoriam segment differently, by singling out certain fallen stars for special remembrance, many...

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Emmys EP Defends In Memoriam Approach: 'I Thought We Devoted the Proper Amount of Time'

Sep 23 2013, 12:42pm CDT | by TV Line

From the moment it was announced that this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards would handle the annual In Memoriam segment differently, by singling out certain fallen stars for special remembrance, many cried foul.

And in its actual execution, the new approach didn’t earn many fans either.

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Sprinkled throughout Sunday night’s CBS telecast, James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Jean Stapleton (All in the Family), sitcom scion Gary David Goldberg, comedy icon Jonathan Winters and Glee‘s young Cory Monteith each were paid distinct tribute by individuals who had worked alongside them. But the spoken remembrances took the place of clips. And toward the end of the night, anyone else who had passed on in the past year was denoted in a montage of static B&W photos.

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Clipping the clips was “a very conscious decision,” Ken Ehrlich, the producer of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, tells TV Guide Magazine. “I felt it was more important to focus in on the faces of the people that were talking about them, because of their personal relationships, and allow them to speak.

“We’ve all seen clips of All in the Family or Tony Soprano,” he added. “What we haven’t seen is Edie Falco or Robin Williams or Michael J. Fox talking about people they really loved.”

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Still, there’s the fact that this year’s approach gave added due to but a few, not among them the estimable and iconic likes of Larry Hagman or Jack Klugman (whose son last week voiced called the perceived slight “criminal”). “I would have loved to do more. But there’s only so much time you have,” Ehrlich explained. “And I thought we devoted the proper amount of time to those five pieces and then to the In Memoriam [montage].”


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Cory Monteith's Mom Opens Up About Actor's Death, Previous Overdose

Jul 17 2014 10:22am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

In an emotional interview with "Good Morning America," Cory Monteith's mom speaks out publicly for the first time since the loss of her son. Ann McGregor, 63, said that up until just a few days ago she has not been able to look at a photo of her son, who died of a mixed drug toxicity of heroin and alcohol on July 13, 2013. He was 31 years old. While she still can't talk about the night of his death, she is willing to discuss his past, ...
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Lea Michele, Ryan Murphy remember Cory Monteith on death anniversary

Jul 13 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

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Cory Moneteith's Estranged Father Opens Up About Actor's Death One Year Later

Jul 12 2014 3:52pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

July 13 marks the one year anniversary of "Glee" star Cory Monteith's death, and the actor's father recently spoke about the loss of his son. On Entertainment Tonight Canada, Joe Montetih opened up about his son's death. "I still miss him very much,” he said. “I still have the empty feeling inside.” Monteith also said that what's making his mourning so tough is that he wasn't i ...
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