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Charlotte cancels NBC's news

Viewers in Charlotte, N.C., who turn the dial this week looking for Tom Brokaw and Roger Mudd at 6:30 p.m. may not believe their eyes: in place of the NBC network's Nightly News, affiliate station WPCQ-TV will start airing Family Feud. And instead of the local evening-news lead-in, the station will offer Real People. Insists Lawrence Fraiberg, president of WPCQ's parent, Westinghouse Group W TV, the nation's biggest non-network station group: "This has nothing to do with our attitude toward news."

Indeed not. The issue is money. Since buying WPCQ from Cable News Network Founder Ted Turner for $20...

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