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Chris May to Return to KATV Anchor Desk Aug. 1
Chris May

Chris May to Return to KATV Anchor Desk Aug. 1

Chris May, who left Little Rock in 1998 to become a big-market anchorman in Boston and then in Philadelphia, is returning to KATV-TV, Channel 7, beginning Aug. 1.
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Ron Sherman Sets Guinness World Record for TV Commercials

After a year and a half of counting, documenting, and sending evidence to New York, Ron Sherman was certified Tuesday as the Guinness World Record holder for the most TV commercials produced in a career.
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Broyles-Backed Publicity Rights Bill Gets 2nd Chance

A publicity rights bill backed by legendary former Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles' family that was vetoed last year is getting a new chance before lawmakers as they meet for a special session this week.
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Graves Publishing Ends War, Selling 4 Southwest Arkansas Papers

The great Southwest Arkansas newspaper war is over. John Robert Schirmer, editor of the once-upstart Nashville Leader is buying the assets of Graves Publishing Inc. from the children of Louis "Swampy" Graves.
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