Adam also sees the decision to honor the late "Glee" star as a desperate attempt to pander to younger viewers. "It's an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic."
In addition to Cory, the awards show will honor James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos," Jean Stapleton of "All In the Family," comedian and actor Jonathan Winters, and "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg.
Jack Klugman was a three-time Emmy winner whose career spanned more than five decades, and included lead actor Emmys for his roles in "The Defenders," and "The Odd Couple." He passed away in December at age 90.
Adam also believes that the Emmys missed a chance to introduce younger viewers to his father's work. "What about the people who should be introduced to somebody like my father? I don't mean to say anything disparaging about Cory, but he was a kid who had won no Emmys and it was a self-induced tragedy."
While Cory's legacy does deserve to be recognized, it's also easy to see why Adam would have wanted his father to be honored as well.
The 2013 Emmy Awards will air Sunday September 22 at 8e/5p on CBS.
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