Quote of the Day

“The last time I checked, OLN was a hunting, fishing and camping network with some cycling and boats thrown in.”

— ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Production Mark Shapiro, on Comcast’s interest in recasting OLN as a national competitor to ESPN (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 7/27).

Wednesday July 27, 2005 Vol. 11 — No. 210 Print This Issue

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  • Al Michaels To Remain With "MNF" After Move To ESPN
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    Daley Show
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    Balancing Act
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    Politic-Al Mind
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