CABLE DEAL: In MI, MSO Media One reached a deal with
Fox Sports Net, allowing its 400,000+ Detroit-area customers
to receive the network. Media One was among the only cable
systems in MI without a deal with Fox (DETROIT NEWS, 10/11).
BOOKS: In Sunday's N.Y. TIMES Book Review, Bruce McCall
reviewed "The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated
Magazine." McCall: "'The Franchise' has a little something
for almost everybody. ... The aspiring journalist will get
fair early warning on the value of growing a thick skin.
The S.I. fan will learn everything that he or she ever
wanted to know about the magazine" (N.Y. TIMES, 10/12).
RIDERS ON THE STORM: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will co-
host NBC's World Series pregame shows starting this weekend
and will join Hannah Storm in the studio (Mult., 10/13).