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Feb 24, 2003  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC signs former Rep. Joe Scarborough
New York-Former U.S. Representative Joe Scarborough, R-Fla., has been signed by MSNBC to contribute on-air commentary and analysis on a regular basis. Mr. Scarborough, who has been substitute host on the cable news network’s “Nachman,” will continue to guest host other MSNBC news specials. Mr. Scarborough was a member of Congress from 1994 to 2001.
Turner sells shares of AOL Time Warner
Los Angeles-Outgoing AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman Ted Turner sold 5 million of his shares of the company’s common stock Feb. 11, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made public Friday. Mr. Turner sold the shares for $10.10 to $10.54 each. He still owns 112.2 million common shares directly and 11.9 million common shares indirectly.
Fox’s Jackson special draws modest ratings
Los Angeles-Michael Jackson’s version of his interview with British journalist Martin Bashir didn’t prove to be quite the blockbuster Fox had hoped for on Thursday. The 8 p.m.-to-10 p.m. special, which averaged 14.1 million viewers and drew a 6.1 rating/14 share, was a far cry from Mr. Bashir’s original “Living With Michael Jackson” interview, which drew 27.1 million viewers for ABC.