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Published April 18, 1996
Golf analyst Ken Venturi was re-signed by CBS at least through '98, according to CBS Sports Senior VP Rick Gentile. Venturi had planned to retire after three years, but CBS Sports asked him "to reconsider" (CBS)....NTN Communications will allow viewers of ESPN's NFL draft coverage to play along, predicting picks and participating in draft trivia. The service will be available at several sports venues, as well as sports bars and restaurants and via AOL (NTN)....The fX network has committed to 22 episodes of a new "reality series" with a baseball theme. The show, with a working title of "Wild and Outside," will follow the "personal and professional exploits" of the Mike Veeck-owned Northern League St. Paul Saints. fX Senior VP/Development & Production Rich Ross said the show, which premieres August 18, will tie in with fX's planned MLB coverage that starts in the spring of '97 (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 4/18).