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IT JUST MIGHT BE, AFTER A NO-NEWS CONVENTION THAT FRUSTRATED THE NETWORKS AND BOMBED IN THE RATINGS

It was a dull, sanitized-for-tv convention until that electric moment on Thursday night. Few knew that Bob Dole had injured his ankle getting out of the motorcade earlier. But he shook off the pain, courageously mounted the podium for his acceptance vault, completed the difficult 1 1/2 twist and stuck the landing. As he crumpled to the floor in pain, chants of "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" filled the arena...

In your dreams. NBC's coverage of the Olympics may have been overly manicured for TV, but it was a riot of spontaneity compared with the Republican Convention. In an effort to put their best...

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