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MOMS GOT THEIR DUE FROM THE RED CARPET

The Associated Press, Sunday, September 23, 2012, 5:13pm (PDT)

Moms weren't forgotten on the red carpet.

Rico Rodriguez, young star of "Modern Family," brought his mother as his date, presenting her to the world as "the beautiful ma-ma."

The pair were even featured in a prerecorded bit that tracked their progress in a limo from home to the Emmycast.

And earlier Stephen Colbert, while being interviewed with his wife at his side, took a moment to phone his 91-year-old mom on his cellphone to say hello.

"I've shouted at her 'We're on ABC!'" he told interviewer Josh Elliott.

— Frazier Moore — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/tvfrazier

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