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News is no ratings killer

News programming doesn't have to be a ratings killer, as both CBS and ABC found out last week. The venerable newsmagazine "60 Minutes" had 18.2 million viewers on Sunday. It had a trio of news-making interviews, with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on the assassination of his chief political rival, with baseball star Roger Clemens about steroid allegations and with a Boston mobster who said he's killed 20 people. Among the 25-to-54-year-old demographic considered key for news shows, it was the best "60 Minutes" performance in more than two years, according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC News devoted its prime-time Saturday to back-to-back debates among...

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