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Executive Shuffle

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MARY BARELA has been named v.p. of licensing and merchandising at Fox Inc., a new post. Barela has been director of licensing and merchandising since August 1989. RICHARD BORNSTEIN has left the…

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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…

Marketplace

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Mo’ Better Picture

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Faroudja Research ran a Bay Area demo of a system it claims will rival high-definition tv in picture quality. KGO-TV and KPIX-TV aired selected programs enhanced with Faroudja’s “SuperNTSC,” which…

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Schafbuch Elected

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R.M. (Mick) Shafbuch, g.m. of KOIN-TV Portland, Ore., was elected chairman of the CBS Affiliates Advisory Board last week in Washington, D.C. Cathleen Creany, g.m. of WTVH Syracuse, N.Y., was named…

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Fox Digs ‘Babes’

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FBC has ordered five additional episodes of the Twentieth TV sitcom “Babes,” bringing its order to a full 22. The sitcom averages a 7.1 rating/11 share in Nielsen season-to-date, falling at least 45%…

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WIN, Dove Link

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World Intl. Network and producer Michael Viner’s Dove Communications have put together a co-production deal covering an undetermined number of telefilms and miniseries. The initial production is a…

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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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