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NYP: Ann Curry Nixed From Emmy Sketch

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports that former “Today” co-anchor and current NBC news correspondent Ann Curry was supposed to be featured in a sketch at the Emmys on Sunday, but NBC executives nixed her appearance.

The sketch in question featured the cast of “Modern Family” dealing with their crazy kiddie co-star. In the version that aired, comedian Ken Jeong played a “replacement” for the child actor. The role was originally offered to Curry.

We’re told the sketch would have seen O’Neill telling Curry: “You’d be perfect . . . you’ve had some experience at this . . . ” with the camera pulling back to show the former “Today” co-host seated with him. “Ann was totally game,” a source said. But, “The idea went to NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, who then kicked it to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, who nixed it.”

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New Look, New Faces for ‘The More You Know’

Twenty-two years on NBCUniversal’s “The More You Know” public service campaign is still kicking. And this week it debuted a redesigned look incorporating the new Comcastic NBCUniversal logo.

Brian Williams, Seth Meyers, Alec Baldwin and Ken Jeong are among the NBC stars participating. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also taped spots about education and childhood obesity.

Little known fact (unless you go to Wikipedia a lot) Tom Brokaw hosted the first “The More You Know” PSA in January 1989. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of this season’s tapings: