Sept.12, 2001

It’s not a GOOD MORNING — and it will not be for a long time to come. “The threat level will be around for a long time,” the FBI tells me. … It’s not surprising that the biz is putting the bizness of award shows on hold. “This is a national crisis and no time to be handing out awards or to comment on what people are wearing,” Emmy producer Don Mischer told me Tuesday morning about the cancellation of Sunday’s Emmy Awards. “They will occur some time in the future, but we don’t know when. We don’t even know how many participants will want to fly again soon. We’re in a period of national mourning.” … The Latin Grammys were canceled. It was to have been the 40th Grammy show produced by Pierre Cossette Prods. Only once before was a Grammy show threatened, but not canceled. In1971 the Grammys were delayed at the Shrine because of a bomb scare 20 minutes before showtime … Latin Grammys producer Walter C. Miller is skedded to fly Monday to Nashville for confabs on the Country Music Awards, to air live on CBS Nov. 7, but Miller does not know whether that meeting’s sked will be met. Meanwhile, his son, director Paul Miller, was skedded Tuesday to start directing the first of a series of commercials for American Airlines to be aired on “Saturday Night Live.” They were canceled … Canceled from that day on — life as we once knew it.

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