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LIFETIME TOUTS ALL-FEMALE PRODUCTION CREW FOR WNBA TELECASTS

          Lifetime TV has assembled an all-female team of sports
     TV talent to produce its '98 WNBA telecasts.  Lisa Seltzer,
     who has directed ABL games for Fox Sports Net and NHL games
     for ESPN, was named the broadcast Director.  Amy Rosenfield,
     a veteran of ESPN/ABC MLS coverage, was named Line Producer. 
     Denise Cavanaugh, who has overseen Lifetime's "Breaking
     Through" series, will serve as Sideline Producer.  Maureen
     Hassett, who came to Lifetime from NBA Entertainment, will
     serve as Halftime Producer.  The on-air team includes CBS's
     Michele Tafoya handling play-by-play, former UConn player
     Meghan Pattyson as analyst, Summer Sanders as sideline
     reporter and Maura Driscoll as halftime host.  Pacers G
     Reggie Miller is the only male on the broadcast team. 
     Lifetime's first of 10 regular-season games will air on June
     11 at 8:00pm ET with Rockers-Liberty (Lifetime Television).
          WNBA MEDIA NOTES: The Shock will have seven games on
     Fox Sports Detroit and one on WDWB-TV.  Pistons F Rick
     Mahorn will serve as a commentator (DETROIT NEWS, 5/5).
     ...MSG Network will team up with One-On-One Sports' WJWR-AM
     to broadcast 31 Liberty games this season (Liberty).

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