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MEDIA NOTES

          LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Fox will air "Daredevils Live:
     Shattering the Records," tonight from 8:00-10:00pm ET.  The
     show will consist of 70 stunts, including Kaptain Robbie
     Knievel attempting the longest distance jump on a
     motorcycle, over 30 limousines (Fox Sports).
          PERSONALITIES: In N.Y., Bob Raissman reports that CBS's
     Tim Ryan "will leave the network" following the NCAA
     basketball tournament to join ESPN, and that his first ESPN
     assignment will be play-by-play for boxing.  Raissman also
     reviews FSN's "The Last Word," and notes co-host Jim Rome's
     comment that Tara Lipinski "wears as much makeup as 'a
     prostitute.'"  Raissman: "Hey, maybe this is the kind of
     slime Fox Sports Net suits were hoping for when they signed
     Rome.  If that's the case, maybe they should consider how
     they would feel if Rome directed a similar statement at one
     of their children" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 2/24)....The CBC said
     that it "has no intention of firing" Don Cherry, despite his
     comments about skier Jean-Luc Brassard and separatists. 
     Cherry called Brassard a "French guy, some skier nobody
     knows about" and called Quebec sovereigntists "a bunch of
     whiners" during his segments from Nagano (CP, 2/24).
          NOTES: The Daytona 500 on CBS received an 8.6 rating/23
     share on Sunday, February 15 (THE DAILY)....The Sunshine
     Network announced that it will broadcast 15 MLS Fusion games
     this season, including nine home games (Ft. Lauderdale SUN-
     SENTINEL, 2/24)....Boston's WBCN, the Patriots flagship,
     will announce the team's first draft pick before the
     selection is announced at the NFL draft.  A WBCN exec: 
     "We'll be told by the Patriots before it's given to the
     draft.  Before ESPN, everyone" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/20).

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