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SBD/March 1, 2011/Media
Published March 1, 2011
SEAL OF APPROVAL: Former UNLV men's basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian on his LAS VEGAS SUN blog wrote HBO overall "did a good job" with its upcoming documentary entitled "Runnin' Rebels of UNLV." Tarkanian: "They were professional and fair. The story had to be done and they had a lot of guts for doing it. ... I would say 75 percent of the program was positive. For me, that is a pretty good percentage" (LASVEGASSUN.com, 2/28).
ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE: In Honolulu, Ferd Lewis in a front-page piece reports signs point to Univ. of Hawaii sports "moving exclusively to Oceanic Time Warner Cable this fall," which would "end more than a quarter-century of free over-the-air television," most recently on KFVE-MYT, which has carried Hawaii sports for nine years. Yesterday was "listed as the final day of the negotiation window between Oceanic and KFVE, according to the contract" (Honolulu STAR-ADVERTISER, 3/1).