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CABLE ACE AWARD NOMINATIONS: ESPN LEADS THE WAY WITH 19

     The National Academy of Cable Programming has announced the
nominations for the CableACE Awards, to be presented December 1
and 2 in L.A.  In sports categories, ESPN led with 19
nominations, with ESPN2 also getting its first-ever nomination.
Others:  HBO Sports -- 8; Turner Sports -- 6; CNN Sports -- 2;
MSG Network -- 2; MTV Sports -- 1; SportsChannel New York -- 1.
The envelopes, please:
     WRITING IN A DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL:  Frank Deford, "Arthur
Ashe: Citizen of the World," HBO.
     EDITING A DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL OR SERIES:  David Salamone,
"Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World," HBO.
     SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SPECIAL:  "Discover Stars on Ice,"
TBS Superstation; "ESPN's America's Cup 1995," ESPN; "Rock & Jock
Softball VI," MTV.
     SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SERIES:  "ESPN College Football,"
ESPN; "NBA Playoffs on TBS," TBS Superstation; "NBA Playoffs on
TNT," TNT; "Sunday Night NFL," ESPN; "World Championship Boxing,"
HBO.
     SPORTS NEWS SERIES:  "CNN Sports Tonight," CNN; "College
GameDay," ESPN; "Sunday SportsDay," ESPN; "NFL GameDay," ESPN;
"SportsCenter," ESPN.
     SPORTS INFORMATION SPECIAL:  "Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the
World," HBO; "Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory," Disney Channel;
"Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion," HBO.
     SPORTS INFORMATION SERIES:  "Inside the NFL," HBO; "MTV
Sports," MTV; "The Sporting Life with Jim Huber," CNN; "The
Sports Reporters," ESPN; "Up Close: Prime Time," ESPN.
     SPORTS HOST:  Chris Berman, ESPN; Jim Lampley, HBO; Keith
Olbermann, ESPN; Dan Patrick, ESPN; Al Trautwig, MSG.  SPORTS
PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER:  Marv Albert, MSG; Mike Emrick,
SportsChannel NY; Bob Neal, TNT; Mike Patrick, ESPN.
     SPORTS COMMENTATOR/ANALYST:  Doug Collins, TNT; Peter
Gammons, ESPN; Dick Schaap, ESPN; Dick Vitale, ESPN.
     DIRECTING LIVE SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SPECIAL OR SERIES:
Chip Dean, "ESPN College Football: Alabama vs. Tennessee," ESPN;
Douglas Holmes, "ESPN's 1995 Stanley Cup Finals," ESPN; Craig
Janoff, "NBA on TBS," TBS Superstation, Marc Payton, "World
Championship Boxing," HBO.
     MAGAZINE SHOW SPECIAL OR SERIES:  "MotorWorld 2: The Italy
Tour," ESPN2; "NBA Inside Stuff," ESPN.
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