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SBD/October 10, 2012/Media
Published October 10, 2012
STAYING ON THE SOUTH SIDE: In Chicago, Mark Gonzales writes White Sox fans can "breathe a little easier" because TV color analyst Steve Stone is "staying put." Stone "had been dropping broad hints lately that he might seek to depart from the booth he shares with play-by-play announcer Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson, even though he has a year left on his contract." But Stone yesterday "sought to dispel that perception." He said, "I plan to stay with the Chicago White Sox through this contract and hopefully beyond. Regardless of what you might have read or heard or people speculated on or blogged (about) or anything else, I will be back. It's 100 percent" (CHICAGOTRIBUNE.com, 10/9).
STRUT YOUR STUFF: The AP's Lynn Elber writes under the header, "NBC Regroups Under Comcast With New Cuts, Spending." NBC is "making the right moves by saving where it can and spending where it should under new owner Comcast Corp." Using the London Games "as a springboard for its fall lineup, NBC cracked the top 10 with the J.J. Abrams thriller 'Revolution' and returning singing show 'The Voice,' and scored with the Matthew Perry freshman comedy 'Go On,' which landed in the top 20" (AP, 10/9).