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     Sony Corp. announced yesterday that it has taken a
"staggering" $2.7B write-off on Sony Pictures Entertainment, on
top of a $510M operating loss on the studio.  The news, "shook
the entertainment industry and raised new questions about Sony's
long-range commitment to Hollywood" (L.A. TIMES, 11/18)....Milton
Kent notes this weekend "will be fairly noteworthy for women
sports announcers," with two all-female crews covering live
network TV events.  On ABC, ESPN's Robin Roberts and analysts
Betsy Nagelsen and Pam Shriver work the Virginia Slims
Championships.  Meanwhile, ESPN kicks off women's college
basketball with Beth Mowlins, Mimi Griffin and Christine Brennan
(Baltimore SUN, 11/18).
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