'Criminal Minds' Joe Mantegna: Osama bin Laden death will make for a special Memorial Day

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Joe Mantegna has had emotional Memorial Days, but the next one could be unto itself.The star of CBS' "Criminal Minds" has been the longtime host -- along with Gary Sinise ("CSI: NY") -- of PBS' annual telecast of the National Memorial Day Concert, set this year for Sunday, May 29. Part of the program will be a 10th-anniversary commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and with last weekend's elimination of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces, Mantegna anticipates the Washington, D.C.-based occasion being particularly significant."The first time I ever did the concert," he tells Zap2it, "the segment I did was a tribute to firemen who lost sons in 9/11. I basically had to eulogize four firemen who were sons of four retired firemen sitting in front of me. On the screens next to me, they were showing the planes going into the World Trade Center, and the orchestra was playing Mozart's Requiem. That was the...


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