WINNERS & LOSERS THE MATTER OF TV CHATTER
ROSIE O'DONNELL Sans dirt and melodrama, her debut talk-variety show scores with critics, soars in ratings
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD Lengthy pleas and support from pals make her the poster girl for the antisweatshop crusade
TED KOPPEL Talk of a possible departure from ABC is likely to fuel sales of his new book about Nightline
MONTEL WILLIAMS A harassment suit claims he groped employees and conducted meetings in his skivvies
TOM SNYDER Letterman reveals off-camera to Larry King that he's not so sure about his follow-up act
PHIL DONAHUE The dean...