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CEO Richard Parsons said there's a candidate in mind to head AOL Time Warner's centralized ad-sales unit, though it's unclear who. Myer Berlow headed the group, but Parsons said he's "retired" and working with COO Bob Pittman at America Online on "temporary duty." AOL TW declined comment.

After failing to lure Letterman, ABC execs say they're standing by "Nightline." But ABC's handing the mike to Gen X comedian Jimmy Kimmel for a post-"Nightline" show starting in January. If it's a hit, will the net shift the show to 11:30 to attract younger viewers than Letterman or Leno?

Procter & Gamble and viacom are moving forward on renewing a multi-platform deal estimated at $300 million, execs said. The deal would again cover cable, syndication, CBS, etc. A Viacom spokesman declined comment. A P&G spokeswoman confirmed talks . "We're discussing how we can ... be more effective partners."

Comedy Central `s "Daily Show" wants to bring Bob Dole back for election coverage and to weigh in on his wife's Senate campaign. No word on how he might size up her stance on Medicare reimbursement for Viagra.

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