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Published November 1, 1994
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).