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Oscar watch

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Robert Shapiro has been named senior executive consultant for the 65th Academy Awards presentation, marking his fourth Oscar assignment. Shapiro's most recent credit is as executive in charge of…

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Cahn PBS kidvid topper

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Alice Cahn has been named director of children's programming at PBS. Cahn, director of the Los Angeles-based Education First!, assumes the post Feb. 16. She is a veteran children's TV programmer…

Marketplace

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Financial Briefs

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A $ 150 million issue of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. senior notes, due Feb. 15, 1998, was priced as 6 5/8% at 99.90 to yield 6.649%, 118 basis points above the five-year Treasury note.

Video chart bows

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Today Daily Variety unveils a new video sell-through chart featuring data from VideoScan, the only point-of-sale video tracking system. Chart will run every Monday. See page 6.

Exec Shuffle

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Jan Craven has been upped to director, client and group relations, MCA Television Group, with responsibilities including facilitating communications among all the group's divisions.

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