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ABC PREPARES FOR THE POST-ARLEDGE ERA, BUT REPLACING A TV NEWS LEGEND IS NOT THAT EASY

Asked a few months ago about the challenge of keeping ABC the top-ranked network in TV news, Roone Arledge reached for an example from his old days in sports. "One of my heroes was Casey Stengel," he said. "He used to rebuild while still winning pennants."

ABC News has won a lot of pennants in its day, but for the first time in many years, some rebuilding may be in order. Yet Arledge, after nearly 20 years as news-division president, may not be on the field to guide the team to a comeback. Last week ABC announced that Arledge, 65, will...

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