SBD/18/Sports Industrialists

NAMES IN THE NEWS

          The World Research Group's Interactive Sports
     Conference began yesterday at New York City's Hilton &
     Towers.  Wednesday's scheduled speakers/moderators: IBM
     Global Telecom and Media Industries VP/Broadcasting, Sports
     & Cable WILLIAM MOSES; ESPN Chilton Sports Poll Exec Dir
     RICHARD LUKER; SportsLine USA Founder MIKE LEVY; ABC News
     Internet & ESPN Internet Ventures President TOM PHILLIPS;
     AudioNet President MARK CUBAN; Ad Age Exec Editor SCOTT
     DONATON; ABC News/ESPN Internet Ventures Senior VP/
     Advertising RICH LEFURGY; Turner Interactive Marketing &
     Sales Senior VP & GM RICHY GLASSBERG; SportsLine USA Exec VP
     MARK MARIANI; InterVU VP/Marketing & Sales DOUG AUGUSTINE;
     BBDO, N.Y., Senior VP/Associate Media Dir FRAN LAUFER; Young
     & Rubicam New Technologies Senior VP/Group Dir ANTHONY
     MANSON; Ogilvy & Mather Manager of Interactive Media JEFF
     MINSKY; Internet Profiles Corp. Dir of Marketing & Business
     Development TIM REED; MPath VP/Network Programming TOM
     GARLAND; Kesmai Corp. President JOHN TAYLOR; The Sporting
     News GM JOHN KASTBERG; and Faulkner Strategies Group, Inc.
     President GREG FAULKNER.  The conference concludes today
     (THE DAILY)....Based on a "strong response" to the pilot for
     Twentieth Television's "highly touted" talk show hosted by
     EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON, "sources said high-level" execs at
     Fox are "seriously eyeing" shifting the show from a
     syndicated run and using it as a late-night broadcast on the
     Fox Network (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 9/17).

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