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Published January 8, 1997
NHL Productions will release "NHL Power Players," a video that includes on-ice highlights and exclusive interviews and player profiles, on January 28, after the '97 Coca-Cola NHL All-Star Weekend (NHL)....USA TODAY examined "new and notable" web sites. Mentioned was NHL.com, which was called "nicely designed, informative" (USA TODAY, 1/7). ...Petersen's Golfing magazine will suspend operations until late April and relaunch with a May issue targeting a younger golf audience. The new publisher will be James Lane, who was GM of JSA Publishing in L.A. (AD AGE, 1/8)...."Home Team," the new daytime show hosted by Terry Bradshaw, has been "cleared on" Fox TV stations representing about 40% of U.S. households (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 1/8)....Jeff Foxworthy will host the ESPY Awards show on February 10 (ESPY). ...SI President Don Elliman expects to spend under $1M on the initial two test issues of Sports Illustrated Woman which will run in April and August. Nike has signed on as a charter advertiser (AD AGE, 1/6)....In Baltimore, Milton Kent reviews CNN/SI and ESPNEWS, writing the "only thing" they have in common "is the relative blandness of the on-air personnel." But the "substantial differences between the two channels ... will make the inevitable choice for cable operators a tough one. Both channels are appealing for different reasons" (Baltimore SUN, 1/7).