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Published October 31, 1997
PEOPLE: In Chicago, Michael Hirsley writes that Greg Gumbel heads the list of candidates to replace Marv Albert on NBC's NBA telecasts (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 10/31)....Meanwhile, CBS announced that Albert will appear on the "Late Show" with David Letterman on November 12 (N.Y. POST, 10/31). NEWSDAY's Verne Gay writes that the appearances of Albert on ABC's "20/20," CNN's "Larry King Live" and then the "Late Show" "is hardly surprising: "Albert ... clearly plans to get the hard- hitting interviews out of the way, then finish with a comedic one" (NEWSDAY, 10/31)....Jim Kelly will discuss his incident last week with Colts QB Jim Harbaugh this Sunday on NBC's NFL pregame show (N.Y. TIMES, 10/31). GENERAL: USA TODAY's Rudy Martzke writes that ESPN and Fox's FX "are gearing up to challenge TNT for NBA cable rights" (USA TODAY, 10/31)...With its expansion draft in November, MLB has set a $250,000 fine to anyone found guilty of leaking their respective 15-man protected list to the media (Colorado Springs GAZETTE TELEGRAPH, 10/30).