Since then, more than 50 people have shown interest in the job, among them some 30 who contacted the network and some whom [Tom] Johnson has personally recruited. The latter include former L.A. Times Washington bureau chief Jack Nelson, former New York governor Mario Cuomo and former Democratic senator Tim Wirth, now with the State Department. Another candidate, Time magazine's Margaret Carlson, gets a tryout next week on the evening program . . .
The Washington-based Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has produced two 30-second ads against gay-bashing but is having trouble placing the spots, which include footage of the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and Sen. Jesse Helms making anti-gay statements . . .
At WTTG, the ad will be shown 13 times over the next three weeks. General manager Gene McHugh said yesterday, "We rejected the suicide ad" and insisted that the word "dramatization" be added to the ad that will air. He said that starting yesterday the bashing ad will be seen during the early morning news and after the 10 o'clock news in late night . . .
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