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THE RACE for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination looked wide open yesterday after the Vice-President Al Gore and former Senator Bill Bradley squared off on television in a fractious and at times fiery encounter that showed their best and worst sides, but did little to settle the contest.

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POLITICS AND entertainment have long been soul mates in the United States. But it is becoming increasingly hard to draw the line between the two. This autumn, NBC will broadcast The West Wing, a take on life in the White House. The show's advisers include Patrick Caddell, a former White House strategist. He could soon have another job: advising Warren Beatty, who, worried by the lack of attention given to serious issues such as inequality, is considering the presidency. They could be up against their Hollywood neighbour Cybill Shepherd, who is contemplating running on an anti-abortion platform, and a former basketball star, Bill Bradley. A wrestler is a state governor; turn on the TV, and there is the ex-mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer, hosting his ludicrous talk shows.

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Television: War that lasted longer than Seinfeld

W hen the media mogul Ted Turner decided that he wanted to tell the definitive story of the Cold War, it is said that he told a lackey to contact Jeremy Irons, whom he considered to be the man best qualified to make an umpteen-part documentary series on deteriorating post-war relations between East and West. Fortunately, the lackey knew he meant Jeremy Isaacs. Otherwise, Cold War (BBC2) might have been a very different beast indeed. It might have ended up being called Warhead Revisited.

CBS chief wants television merger with NBC

THE PROSPECT of a huge merger that would reshape America's television industry was raised yesterday as the chairman of CBS, the largest TV network, said that he wanted to buy its rival NBC. Though the deal raises huge issues of competition and finance, it intrigued the market.
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