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         HEIDI UEBERROTH was promoted to Dir and Group Manager, Int'l
    Programming, NBA Entertainment (NBA)....PABLO BARQUIN has joined
    ESPN in the newly created position of Manager, Int'l Advertising
    Sales, Latin America (ESPN).

    Print | Tags: ESPN, NBA, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney

         KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR appeared on "Up Close" to promote his
    upcoming book "Black Profiles in Courage"  (ESPN,
    3/20)....Orioles Owner PETER ANGELOS was chosen yesterday to
    handle a lawsuit against tobacco companies on behalf of the state
    of  Maryland (Baltimore SUN, 3/21)....Racing legend RICHARD PETTY
    is profiled on his GOP bid to become NC's Secretary of State
    (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 3/21)....SPIKE LEE talked with Charlie Rose
    on his fallout with Turner Broadcasting over the making of a film
    on JACKIE ROBINSON:   "It's very political.  You know, they just
    didn't want to make it.  I guess they just considered it a black
    baseball film.  I consider it a great American story" (PBS,

    Print | Tags: Baltimore Orioles, ESPN, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney
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