Jackson-Sharpton tiff ends

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invitation for Katz Radio Group President Stuart Olds to speak at a Jan. 14 advertising panel after complaints by another civil rights leader about Mr. Olds' presence. As first disclosed Jan. 11 in the Ad Age Daily Fax, the Rev. Al Sharpton questioned Mr. Olds' role at the conference. Last year, the Rev. Sharpton revealed a Katz memo urging executives to disparage minority media to advertisers. One other panelist quit the panel this week in response to Mr. Olds' presence. The Rev. Jackson and Rev. Sharpton appeared together today at a New York news conference to indicate unity in their goals; the Rev. Jackson didn't respond by deadline concerning reasons for withdrawing the invitation to Mr. Olds.

Copyright January 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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