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Published April 10, 1995
"Entertainment Tonight" previewed the TBS documentary on HANK AARON, "Chasing the Dream," of which Denzel Washington is an Exec Producer. Aaron: "It is a story that needs to be told now and needs to be told to this generation of people and to these kids" ("ET," 4/9). Aaron is profiled in the latest PARADE (PARADE, 4/9 issue). The TBS special airs Wednesday at 5:05 and 7:05pm (L.A. TIMES, 4/9).... CHRISTOPHER FRANKLIN, formerly of ProServ, has started his own firm to help athletes handle their money. Titan Financial Services, which will focus on black athletes, is located in Alexandria, VA (WASHINGTON POST, 4/10).... Cavaliers Owner GORDON GUND was interviewed at halftime during NBC's Sunday telecast. Gund been blind since the age of 30. Gund: "I never really got to see Julius Erving. I would have liked to. I can only imagine because he really started a different dimension to the game. I missed that, a whole elevation to the game in every sense" (NBC, 4/9).