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The Emmys' challenge

In celebrating TV’s best, telecast may actually lose viewers

By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / September 19, 2009

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Like the Oscars and the Grammys, the Emmys are facing self-defeat. The mission of the awards is to honor the best TV, but the reality is that few people watch the best TV. If the bulk of Emmy nominations and statues go to low-rated shows such as “30 Rock,’’ “Mad Men,’’ and “Damages,’’ then the bulk of American viewers will ... (Full article: 1771 words)

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