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Lauren Graham at the Emmys, 10.01.01 ...

The 2001 Emmy Awards will have a different look and tone than that of previous years when it is broadcast live on October 7. In light of recent events, the Television Academy, CBS and the producers have spent a considerable amount of time discussing the appropriate manner to present the awards show.

"This year, the show will be different in its approach," stresses Don Mischer, executive producer. "There will be limited music, and while awards will be given out, the awards process itself will be significantly understated. In addition, various videotape packages are being prepared to honor the heroes of the tragic events that took place September 11."

Confirmed talent to present and introduce segments include: Jessica Alba, Wayne Brady, Andre Braugher, Amy Brenneman, Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Dennis Franz, Andy Garcia, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Rachel Griffiths, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Kevin James, Jane Kaczmarek, Peter Krause, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Michael Michelle, Frankie Muniz, William Petersen, Rob Reiner, Leah Remini, Ray Romano, Jean Smart, Goran Visnjic and Bradley Whitford

Other Emmy's facts for 2001:

Security and security procedures have been significantly increased. As a result, everyone is encouraged to arrive one hour early.

The dress for the show will be dressy business attire.

The traditional red carpet area will be scaled back significantly, with bleachers and fan areas eliminated.

The press tent will also have a limited amount of press and interview stops. Specifically, all of the one-on-one rooms will be eliminated, there will be one general press room for print, radio, television and online reporters, and there will be a separate room for photographers.

A "Unity Dinner" will replace the traditional Governorsí Ball immediately following the Awards. All attendees will be together in one secured location. Most non-ATAS Emmy parties have been canceled.

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