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Published January 5, 1998
ROSE BOWL REVIEWS: In DC, Leonard Shapiro wrote on ABC's telecast of the Rose Bowl and said he "loved ABCs cablecam, a remote-controlled eye in the low sky that moved up and down the sideline to provide panoramic replays from a much closer angle than usual" (WASHINGTON POST, 1/3). But in N.Y., Richard Sandomir wrote that CableCam "isn't very revealing on a football field when action goes north-south and east-west, and it didn't reveal much more about play development than the standard high-angle camera does" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/2). In Toronto, Rob Longley called ABC's telecast of the Rose Bowl a "shining light both in terms of excitement and production" (TORONTO SUN, 1/5). OTHER NOTES: In N.Y., Mary Huhn wrote that ESPN magazine is one of the two "biggest bets in publishing for 1998." ESPN Senior VP/GM John Skipper "plans on doubling its initial guaranteed circulation of 350,000" (N.Y. POST, 1/2)....HBO received a 10.1 cable rating for its boxing card featuring Prince Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley, "well above" its 8.5 average boxing rating (N.Y. TIMES, 12/26).