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FITNESS GURU TONY LITTLE PUMPS UP SALES ON HOME SHOPPING CLUB

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Shopping Club, a subsidiary of Home Shopping Network, Inc. (NYSE: HSN), announced today that fitness guru Tony Little pumped up sales during his latest marathon of appearances on the Club, capping off the Club's Beauty & Fitness Week.
 Little hosted 16 energetic hours of shows over four days, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 13 and ending Saturday, Oct. 16. Products included a dual-action stepper, a One-on-One skier, and a pair of Little's Fat Free exercise videos -- noted for their effective simplicity and geared toward toning the upper and lower body. Orders for the tapes totaled more than 30,000 sets.
 Little's newest product, a recumbent bike priced at $399.95, sold out in just 29 minutes of its debut. The bike, which allows the user to sit in a semi-reclining position while pedaling, promotes maximum workout while minimizing the risk of injury to the lower back. Thirty percent of the people purchasing the bike were new members to Home Shopping Club.
 A former Mr. America contender, Little gained national TV fame and helped pioneer the concept of personal fitness training through his appearances on Home Shopping Club, beginning in 1986. Here he chronicled his own long road to recovery after an automobile accident cut short his body building career. Tony learned to regain his health through exercises that strengthened his body without harming his injured back.
 "Tony Little is a highly motivated, and motivating, individual," commented Doug Bailey, president of Home Shopping Club. "Since he began on HSC, his shows have consistently been favorites among Home Shopping's growing audience. I think Tony's sales are a testament to people's desires to shape up in the privacy of their own homes."
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 /CONTACT: Louise Cleary of Home Shopping Network, 813-572-8585, ext. 7420/
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