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"Frasier" stars disagree over addressing WTC attack

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Nov 07, 2001 | 9:25am EST

Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce are at odds over whether Frasier should allude to the Sept. 11 attacks on a future episode. The co-creator/executive producer of the show, David Angell, was a passenger on one of the planes that plowed into the World Trade Center.

In an interview with today's New York Post, Grammer said, "It's been crossing my mind lately that maybe we need to at least address [Sept. 11] in some way, because we're a contemporary show, we're concurrent with what's going on in our daily lives. ... To completely ignore it might be a mistake. So it's something we will probably address fairly soon."

But, in a separate interview, Pierce disagreed, telling the Post, "I don't want to make too much of it, but I wouldn't underestimate the value of our not specifically dealing with those terrible issues. ...My feeling is that our place is to make people laugh."

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