NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published March 2, 1998
CBS's ANDY ROONEY: "My major complaint about television coverage of all sports events, not just the Olympics, is that producers don't understand how important pauses are for viewers. ... Television ruins it by filling in all the pauses with commercials or chatter from the announcers. ... Shut up, for gosh sakes, and let us enjoy the game!" ("60 Minutes," 3/1)....PHILIP GUARASCIO, General Motors VP & GM/Marketing & Advertising for the company's North American operations, is profiled by Robin Pogrebin in the N.Y. TIMES. Guarascio "has moved away from nitty-gritty negotiating to making big deals," like GM's deal with NBC Sports and the USOC making GM the official car & truck of the U.S. Olympic team through the 208 Games (N.Y. TIMES, 3/2)....WFAN ended its 9th annual TOMORROWS CHILDREN FUND/C.J. FOUNDATION FOR SIDS radiothon with a record $2.3M, including a $500,000 contribution from AT&T (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/2)....ESPN and MLB Giants play-by-play announcer JON MILLER has written "Confessions of a Purist," scheduled to be released later this month. The book is co-written by MARK HYMAN and published by Simon & Schuster (S.F. EXAMINER, 2/28)....BRETT FAVRE makes his movie debut in, "There's Something About Mary," playing a pro quarterback who tries to win back his old girlfriend, played by CAMERON DIAZ. MATT DILLON and BEN STILLER also star in the film (K.C. STAR, 3/1).