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Some Question Mixing Reality TV, TV News

Breaking Greenville, is an eight-episode “character-driven docu-soap” scheduled to debut in December on Turner’s TruTV. It follows the people reporting and producing the news at co-owned ABC affiliate WABG and CBS affiliate WXVT in the country’s 190th market, Greenville, Miss. While some observers are critical of the concept, producer Adam Paul says: “These are real people who value their jobs and go after them, and care about the people they’re serving.”

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Greenwood, MS: One Man, Four Net Affiliates

Charles Harker has guaranteed a loan that will enable his three sons to buy the CBS affiliate in the Greenwood-Greenville market. If the FCC approves the deal, he intends to run the station under contract along with his other stations in town, which hold the ABC, NBC and Fox affiliations.