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MEDIA PERSONALITY NEWS: WILL THE WRIGHT STUFF RETURN?
Published October 7, 1997
A source "close to the camp" of ex-CBS golf announcer Ben Wright told GOLFWORLD that Wright is in talks "to join the golf broadcast team of another network." Wright was let go by CBS at the beginning of '96 following remarks about lesbianism on the LPGA Tour. The source adds to, "Watch for an announcement before Thanksgiving" (GOLFWORLD, 10/3). COURTING KORNHEISER? In N.Y., Keith Kelly writes that Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser "is the latest to turn up in [Disney's] sights" for its ESPN Magazine. Kelly: "Under a deal that is being bandied about, Kornheiser would contribute 20 columns a year." Kelly writes that Disney is offering Kornheiser a daily radio show on ESPN Radio, as "an incentive." Kornheiser: "We're certainly talking, but it's not done yet" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/7). CHECKETTS TALKS: MSG President Dave Checketts, on the possibility of Marv Albert ever returning to MSG Network: "I'm going to leave that door open. I don't want to speculate on what his future is with us." Checketts, on the effect the Albert trial may have had on MSG's reputation: "When I started to see, during testimony, talk about phone calls from the Garden and invitations to a party with Patrick Ewing and the Knicks, it is fair to say that I was upset. ... I was very upset to have those things we value so highly, and work so hard to keep above reproach ... dragged through that trial" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/7).