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TV’s Emmy Awards canceled in L.A. due to attack

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Emmy Awards, television's highest honors scheduled for Sunday, have been postponed indefinitely due to the apparent terrorist airplane attacks on the East Coast, organizers said Tuesday.

The 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards show, which was to have been broadcast on CBS from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, has been put off "out of respect for the victims, their families and all fellow citizens," said Jim Chabin, president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Also postponed by the academy was nearly a week of celebrity receptions and other events leading up to the awards show, television's equivalent of the Oscars.