Emmy Awards Prepare for Somber Show

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Red-carpet arrivals will be scaled back and stars will trade tuxedoes for business suits in a muted Emmy Awards intended to reflect the nation's somber mood, organizers said Tuesday.

"It will be very different from what we had planned and what we've seen before," said Don Mischer, the ceremony's executive producer.

Walter Cronkite, not host Ellen DeGeneres, will make the opening remarks at the Oct. 7 ceremony, delayed three weeks because of the Sept. 11 terrorist hijackings and attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Although the arrivals of the celebrities won't be broadcast, Jennifer Price, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Tuesday night there will be a "modified arrival area with a red carpet," where media will be allowed to gather.