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Published June 12, 1995
On Friday, officials from ITT termed as "fiction" a N.Y. POST report that ITT and Barry Diller had made an unsuccessful run at CBS. The same day, ITT announced that it had sold the remaining assets in ITT's Financial Division for $5.5B (N.Y. POST, 6/12)....Salt Lake City's KJZZ-TV, owned by Jazz Owner Larry Miller, has reached a tentative agreement to carry Ute football, basketball and gymnastics beginning this fall. KJZZ already carries the Jazz. KUTV had been the Univ. of Utah's TV outlet since 1967 (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 6/10).... Fox's NFL slogan this year will change to "Same game, more attitude" from "Same game, new attitude" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 6/9)....ESPN has reportedly contacted former Packers WR Sterling Sharpe to replace Phil Simms in ESPN's NFL studio. Former Redskin Charles Mann has also auditioned (Barry Jackson, MIAMI HERALD, 6/9).... Houston's KMJQ-FM has changed its name from "Majic 102" to "Clutch City 102" for the duration of the NBA playoffs (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 6/9)....United Video made its pay-per-view debut Friday with the Tommy Morrison-Razor Ruddick heavyweight bout. The network was hoping to attract 300,000 buyers at $29.95 each (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/10)....ESPN's Beano Cook, on SI's cover story suggesting that Univ. of Miami drop football: "If I am UM, I would say to Sports Illustrated, we will drop college football when you drop the swimsuit issue" (MIAMI HERALD, 6/11)....This morning's N.Y. TIMES profiles new CBS Entertainment head Les Moonves (Bill Carter, N.Y. TIMES, 6/12). CBS President Peter Lund introduced Moonves on the "Late Show." The pair sang a duet of Bob Seger's "Like a Rock" (CBS, 6/9).