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KING WORLD'S 'AMERICAN JOURNAL' GETS A 'FIRM GO' AND RACKS UP ADDITIONAL MARKET CLEARANCES INCLUDING NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA

KING WORLD'S 'AMERICAN JOURNAL' GETS A 'FIRM GO' AND RACKS UP ADDITIONAL
 MARKET CLEARANCES INCLUDING NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND PHILADELPHIA
 NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- King World Productions, Inc. (NYSE: KWP), today announced that its "popular" newsmagazine show, "American Journal," is a firm go for a September 1993 premiere, and that the show has been sold in 11 additional markets including WCBS-TV, in New York; WBBM-TV in Chicago; and WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. To date, "American Journal" has racked in early clearances on stations in 32 percent of the country, which include six of the top ten. The announcement was made by Roger King, chairman of King World Productions, Inc.
 "American Journal" is an original newsmagazine strip that will feature current "popular" breaking news in a fast-paced format. The show will be anchored from varied locations around the country, with Nancy Glass serving as anchor.
 "The response to 'American Journal' has been phenomenal!" stated King. "In less than two weeks since we announced the show, we have cleared it in 32 percent of the country. It is unprecedented that a new show has been sold so fast, and so early. These additional early clearances prove that the syndication marketplace is ready for a show that delivers quality, informative and timely news, and one that will deliver high ratings. The stations that have purchased this show know that they have found those key elements in 'American Journal.' Additional clearances will be announced continuously for this show."
 Already sold in six of the top ten markets, American Journal has been picked up by WCBS-TV, New York; KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; WBBM-TV, Chicago; WCAU-TV, Philadelphia; WFAA-TV, Dallas/Ft. Worth; KHOU-TV, Houston; KING-TV, Seattle; WTSP-TV, Tampa; KSDK-TV, St. Louis; KXTV, Sacramento; WRTV, Indianapolis; WDAF-TV, Kansas City; WVEC-TV, Norfolk; WPRI-TV, Providence; WGHP-TV, Greensboro/Salinas; WBRC-TV, Birmingham; and KXJB-TV, Fargo.
 King World is the leading worldwide distributor of first-run programming, including "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy!" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the three highest rated strips in syndication, and "Inside Edition," a first-run syndicated newsmagazine series produced by the company. King World is producing in association with Gunther-Wahl Productions, Inc. on behalf of Greengrass Productions, Inc., a subsidiary of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., "Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa," a cartoon series which premiered on the ABC Network in September 1992. King World distributes its own library of 68 feature films and 210 television programs, and through its barter subsidiary, Camelot Entertainment Sales, Inc., sells national advertising time in King World and other television programming. In addition, King World is the owner of WIVB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y. "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" are produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is produced by Harpo, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Allyson Kossow of King World Productions, 212-315-4000/
 (KWP) CO: King World Productions, Inc. ST: New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania IN: ENT SU:


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