Friday, April 12, 2024

Watch the Tony Awards “In Memoriam” Which CBS Cut from Broadcast


CBS cut the In Memoriam segment last night from the Tony Awards. Dead People don’t get ratings! There was rapt applause in Radio City for all of these people, especially Philip Seymour Hoffman. I am particularly sad about him, and about Kathleen Raitt, a wonderful, elegant woman who worked with the Nederlander Organization was a sparkling presence at opening nights. She was married to John Raitt, and was Bonnie Raitt’s stepmother. Everyone here will be missed, except at CBS:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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