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Mattel 'Hook'-ed

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Mattel Toys has become the exclusive toy licensee for Tri-Star/Amblin Entertainment's Christmas 1991 film, “Hook,” being directed by Steven Spielberg. The Hawthorne, Calif., based toy company said it…

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News Gulf Widens

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The gulf war has been good business for ABC-owned WLSTV, which pulled far ahead of NBC's WMAQ-TV and CBS' WBBM-TV in the 10 p.m. news race last month. Viewers turned to WLS in significant numbers…

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'Cosby' Tops Choice Noms

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NBC-TV's “The Cosby Show” received five nominations for the 17th annual People's Choice Awards. “Ghost,” “Home Alone” and “Pretty Woman” were nominated for favorite motion picture. The nominations…

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Baltimore Blowout

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Scripps Howard Broadcasting Co., citing dissatisfaction with closing terms, terminated its deal to buy Gillett-owned WMAR-TV Baltimore. According to Dow Jones, under the agreement Scripps would have…

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Subs Pledge Allegiance

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Pubcaster KCTS-TV topped $1 million in its pledge drive, a record 74% increase from the year before. Of the 17,297 pledge callers, 11,996 were from Washington and 5,301 from British Columbia. Average…

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Mann Skein Lays Off 25%

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Mann Theaters, flagship seven-state circuit of the Paramount-Warner Bros, joint venture Cinamerica, issued a memo Feb.1 informing employees that a fourth of all home and district office personnel are…

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