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PARAMOUNT DOMESTIC TELEVISION NAMES CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR 'HARD COPY'; LINDA BELL BLUE AND LINDA ELLMAN NAMED TO HELM PROGRAM

 HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Linda Bell Blue and Linda Ellman have been named co-executive producers of "Hard Copy," it was announced today by Frank Kelly, president of first run programming and creative affairs for Paramount Domestic Television.
 "We think the combination of Linda Bell Blue and Linda Ellman will create one of the most dynamic teams heading any news program on the air today and we are pleased to have been able to make these appointments from within our family," said Kelly. "Linda Bell Blue has demonstrated strong leadership ability, a keen sense and has excelled in the day-to- day supervision of `Hard Copy's' team, which she will continue to do. She will be strongly complemented by Linda Ellman's extensive news background and Ellman's role overseeing strategic planning and long range projects for the program. Together, they are poised to handle the continued growth of this successful show."
 With an extensive background in news, Blue, an Emmy Award-winning producer and recipient of numerous news and press club awards, has been `Hard Copy's' senior supervising producer since August 1991. She has been with the program since its 1989 debut, joining the show as managing editor.
 From 1982-1987, Blue was executive producer at CBS-TV in Los Angeles. At CBS, she also field-produced such specials as the 1984 Democratic Convention and the 1984 Summer Olympics. Previously, Blue worked as a producer at KRON-TV and KPIX in San Francisco and at WDIV-TV in Detroit.
 Before joining "Entertainment Tonight" as supervising producer in 1993, Ellman had been with NBC for over a decade since 1978. She held several positions including Deputy Bureau Chief, NBC News, Bourbon; West Coast Producer for "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw," and producer on the NBC News Magazine programs "American Almanac" and "1986."
 Prior to joining "Entertainment Tonight," she was the executive producer on NBC's "A Closer Look."
 Ellman has won numerous national Emmy Awards for breaking news and feature segments, and is the recipient of a 1987 Gabriel Award; a 1988 International Monitor Award and a 1988 Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women's Political Caucus.
 "Hard Copy" is produced and distributed by the Domestic Television Division of Paramount Pictures. The Paramount Television Group is a part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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 /CONTACT: John A. Wentworth, Senior VP, Media Relations Paramount Television Group, 213-956-5394; or Linda Lipman or Gary Rosen, LB Lipman Public Relations, 212-989-6383, or 212-647-0276/


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