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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Broadcasting & Cable HOF To Honor 12 At Gala Dinner In N.Y.

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig , NBC Sports Group Chair Mark Lazarus , Horizon Media President, CEO & Founder Bill Koenigsberg and ESPN Exec VP/Sales & Marketing Sean Bratches are four sports execs who will be inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable HOF during a gala dinner tonight at N....

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