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An Now, The Anti-Anchor
Aaron Brown doesn't fit the traditional definition of a television newsman. CNN doesn't have a problem with that. Nor does his growing audience. Do you?

Buyers: Save Bowl Series
But 24% ratings drop for ABC's BCS games could hamper future ad sales

Magazines
Bailey's Bazaar Design Scheme
February makeover features two covers

Research
Nielsen Rates Irk Stations
Some outlets drop service over increases

Magazines
Essence Makes Use of Time
A year after Acquisition, synergies are forming

Market Indicators
NATIONAL TV: CALM
Movie studio, pharmaceutical and auto advertisers are active, but there is a lot of first-quarter scatter time still available as many advertisers, buy on just 10 days' notice.

NET CABLE: QUIET
Buyers and sellers alike are still waking up from the holiday-season slowdown. First-quarter scatter sales are expected to remain stagnant through January

SPOT TV: SLOW
Except for auto, which continues to promote zero-percent finance deals and GM's new overdrive ad campaign, activity remains slow across all major ad categories.

RADIO: OFF
Stations in most markets are offering deals to move inventory. Still plenty of activity from auto dealers, who are continuing to push zero-percent financing. Retail is off except for select store sales.

MAGAZINES: WARMING
The home entertainment category is spending strongly in entertainment titles through first quarter. Studios are pushing hard behind DVD releases for consumers who received players during the holidays.