[09/16/05 - 12:00 AM] Participants in "The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Awards" Will Wear Magnolias -- to Support the Hurricane Katrina Relief
[via press release from CBS]
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 -- Participants in the 57TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY� AWARDS will wear magnolias (donated by Michelle Roy Designs), the state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana, to demonstrate their support for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts. During the telecast, to be broadcast from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, an announcement will be made encouraging viewers to contribute to the rebuilding efforts in the affected states through Habitat for Humanity, the charitable organization chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Ken Ehrlich Productions and CBS to be the recipient of funds raised in conjunction with the telecast. Viewers will be able to make contributions online or via an 800-number. Additionally, providers of the Emmy presenter gift bag have authorized the auction of a comparable bag on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Monday, Sept. 19. The proceeds of the auction will also go to Habitat for Humanity for the rebuilding effort.