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HOME SHOPPING AND MISSING CHILDREN HELP CENTER TO PRESENT EXPANDED CHRISTMASTIME 'BRING THEM HOME AMERICA' SHOW

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Shopping Network, (NYSE: HSN) and the Missing Children Help Center, National Missing Children Division, National Child Safety Council, announced that an expanded, enhanced Bring Them Home America program will air on Home Shopping channels again this year.
 Air time begins at 5 p.m. (ET) Christmas Eve and continues until midnight Christmas Day. Like last year's show, Bring Them Home America will again air photos of some of the nation's more than 500,000 children registered on the National Crime Information computer. While the show's focus is on reuniting missing children with their families, this year's enhanced version offers a wealth of vital safety tips and other facts.
 The photos and tips will be repeated throughout the program so viewers with limited viewing time can tune in any time in the broadcast and not miss anything. Even more important, the repetitions allow opportunities for second and third looks at faces of children viewers might think they recognize.
 Home Shopping first presented Bring Them Home America last Christmas. During 1992, the company distributed 30-minute and 60-minute programs free to cable systems and television stations nationwide. More than 300 television services have carried the show.
 The Missing Children Help Center, a non-profit organization, was established by its executive director, Ivana DiNova, in Tampa in 1982. DiNova's own cousin, Dee Scofield, has been missing from her Ocala, Fla. home since 1976. The Center deals with law enforcement, government agencies and other interested parties on behalf of missing children and their parents.
 The goal of HSN's Bring Them Home America remains constant -- to remind the nation via television, the most powerful communications tool available, that thousands of children are missing and need our help to bring them safely home.
 "We can't tell the story of these children often enough or show their pictures too much," said DiNova. "It's important to keep them in the public eye and never forget them. At any moment, children might be recognized and their whereabouts learned. We are so pleased that Home Shopping has continued to support the cause of missing children and their families."
 Viewers will be asked to write to the Center if they think they recognize a missing child or for information. To make contributions to help in the Center's work, which includes publication of National Poster Publication filled with information and pictures of missing children, the Center's address will be shown often.
 Contributions also cover expenses for the Center's toll-free telephone lines available 24 hours a day nationwide for families and missing children to call for help and others to offer information about the children.
 Noting that this is the time of year when families traditionally gather together, Roy M. Speer, chairman and chief executive officer of HSN, said, "On behalf of our Home Shopping Network family of employees, I'm pleased to announce that we will continue to assist the Center in its work during the holiday season and beyond. Whether with our vast television resources or moral support, we want to help keep awareness of missing children and their families alive. We sincerely hope that our efforts, combined with others engaged in this endeavor, will bring some children back to their families."
 People interested in contacting the Center for information or to make a contribution should write to: Missing Children Help Center, 410 Ware Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa, FL 33619.
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