NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published March 21, 1996
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, 3/20).