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Panelist withdraws in Sharpton-Jackson tiff

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The tiff between Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson over the Rev. Jackson's inclusion of a Katz Media executive in a minority panel discussion has already cost one panelist. Pierre Sutton, chairman of the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters, withdrew, citing the presence of Katz Radio President Stuart Olds. The Rev. Sharpton last year publicly disclosed a Katz memo urging WABC radio personnel to sell against minority stations in part by suggesting WABC advertisers were buying "prospects, not suspects." The Rev. Jackson's Wall Street

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