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Oct 7, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Bauer-Brooks joins Twentieth Television
Los Angeles-Twentieth Television has named former Imagine Television executive Elaine Bauer-Brooks senior VP of programming and development. She will be responsible for the development of all first-run programming to be aired on the Fox Television Stations and in the national television marketplace. She will also oversee programming activities for all of Twentieth Television’s first-run product, including “Divorce Court,” “Texas Justice,” “Good Day Live,” this fall’s “The Rob Nelson Show” and Twentieth’s latest test strip “Ex-treme Dating.”
Stephanopoulos’ `Week’ gains over `Nation’
New York-ABC’s ”This Week With George Stephanopoulos“ averaged 2.72 million viewers on its third outing with the former White House aide as moderator. While “Week” was off slightly from the previous week’s 2.8 million viewers, it widened its lead over CBS’s “Face the Nation,” which averaged 2.28 million viewers on Sept. 25 (down from 2.5 million the previous week). “Fox News Sunday” averaged 1.4 million viewers (up from 1.2 million the previous week). “Meet the Press” was pre-empted due to Ryder Cup coverage on Sept. 27.
`Nachman’ now earlier to make way for `Iraq’
New York-MSNBC is moving editor-in-chief Jerry Nachman’s new show to 5 p.m. starting Monday and replacing “Nachman” at 7 p.m. with “Countdown: Iraq,” a new hour-long daily report hosted by Lester Holt and produced under the supervision of live news programming VP Mark Effron.