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KCAL-TV’s syndie talker “Nighttalk With Jane Whitney” scored a whopping 6.9 rating, 18 share in Nielsen Thursday, beating every other news, talk and entertainment show airing in the market from 10-11 p.m. The show steadily climbed from a 3.3/9 Monday to its high on Thursday. KABC-TV’s late news and “Nightline” came the closest of any station, averaging a 5.7/15 in the hour.

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Jim Lampley will succeed Bob Costas as host of NBC’s “NFL Live.” Lampley joined NBC Sports in April 1992 as host of its sports update show and worked on last summer’s Olympics coverage. Lampley got his start at ABC Sports and also worked as an anchor at KCBS-TV.

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Cinematographer Adam Greenberg will answer questions about photographing “Dave” following a special screening at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Directors Guild of America Theater. The program is sponsored by the Intl. Photographers Guild, IATSE Local 659.

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Kendall Baldwin-Flint has formed Baldwin Prods., a full-service production outfit based in Orange County that produces electronic press kits, video press releases and PSAs.

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