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     Speculation has arisen that the MSG Network could attempt to
replace Tony Kubek with Mets color-man Tim McCarver should
McCarver not re-sign with WWOR.  Mets Broadcasting VP Mike Ryan
admits negotiations with McCarver "will be difficult."  If MSG
and the Yasnkees do not sign McCarver, ESPN's Jim Kaat could be
next in line (Richard Sandomir, N.Y. TIMES, 11/1)....Former
Bullets coach Wes Unseld has agreed to replace Bob Lanier as lead
analyst for NBA Radio (Baltimore SUN, 11/1)....On November 8,
ESPN will televise "Dreamfield" -- a 60-minute program hosted by
James Earl Jones focusing on the stories of people who have
traveled to the remote town of Dyersville, IA to see the baseball
field featured in the movie "Field of Dreams" (ESPN)....CNN is
talking with Time Warner about a Manhattan test for the network's
recently-announced subscription service, "CNN At Work," which
delivers live Headline News or CNN broadcasts over personal
computer networks (COWLES BUSINESS MEDIA, 10/31)....Richard
Parsons, named yesterday as Time Warner's new president, was
interviewed on CNBC.  Asked what Time Warner would do about TBS
Chair Ted Turner's desire for a network: "The posture of the
company right now is that Ted Turner is free to go out and do
whatever deal is best for his company and we'll review it and
comment on it" ("Business Insiders," CNBC, 10/31).
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