World Cup's Overnight Rating Tops '99 Final St. Louis Stadium Task Force Pursuing Land For Rams NBC Generally Praised For NASCAR Coverage Turner Sports Reinstates Greg Anthony LeBron Praised For Role In Apatow's "Trainwreck" NBA Free Agency Begins With Money Flying Expectations High For NASCAR On NBC NBC Lands New Advertisers For Race Coverage Steelers Exploring '23 Super Bowl Bid Redskins DC Stadium Could Hinge On Name Change
Published June 5, 1995
BUSINESS WEEK reports that Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole told a group of regional Bell execs that he expects passage of the telecomm reform bill when he brings it to the floor this week (BUSINESS WEEK, 6/12 issue)....Prodigy is moving its offices from White Plains to "the emerging, multimedia mecca of lower Manhattan" -- called Silicon Alley or Multimedia Gulch (N.Y. TIMES, 6/3)....Netscape Communications, makers of Web browser software, plans an IPO for later this year (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 6/5)....Tampa Bay Fox affil WTVT-Ch. 13 cut away from the end of the Red Wings-Blackhawks game Sunday with the game still tied to go to local news and updates on Hurricane Allison. Lightning VP/Communications Gerry Helper: "We're certainly sensitive to the issue of the public being kept abreast of a major storm. However, it's difficult for any fan who's watched a game for three hours to miss out on the last four minutes of an exciting playoff game" (ST. PETE TIMES, 6/5). In Atlanta (a possible NHL expansion city), Prentis Rogers writes that yesterday's Red Wings-Blackhawks game "proved the NBA doesn't have a monopoly on great playoff coverage." Rogers credits Fox's "lively and imaginative" coverage (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 6/5)....Fox has spoken to ESPN's Pam Oliver about being its NFL pre-game reporter (Barry Jackson, MIAMI HERALD, 6/2)....CTV's NBA deal kicks off this week with a simulcast of NBC's coverage of the Finals. NBC is working on a feature on the Raptors and Grizzlies to air during the Finals (Rob Longley, TORONTO SUN, 6/5).