Here's a news summary that will hearten all those fearing an onset of O.J. withdrawal:

--Last Wednesday, the NBC station in Los Angeles led its broadcast with a report, unconfirmed at the time, that Michael Jackson's wife had given birth.

--A few weeks earlier, the drunk-driving arraignment of Olympic skating champion Oksana Baiul made the CBS Radio Network news.

--The murders of JonBenet Ramsey and Ennis Cosby promise to be staples of prime-time newsmagazine shows for months to come.

These disparate stories all involve matters that mainstream broadcast journalism would once have shunned. Those of us who remember a different tenor...

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