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As Tom Leahy puts it, "a couple of old CBS ad salesmen" are the driving force behind the upcoming (July 16-17) TNT film about the postwar Nuremberg trial of Hitler's top Nazis. Leahy, retired exec VP of CBS Broadcast Group, optioned the Joe Persico book on which the telefilm "Nuremberg" is based, then teamed with onetime WCBS-TV sales guy Gerry Abrams (who went on to make films and co-chair Hearst Entertainment). The boys cut a production deal with partners including Alec Baldwin. Cast toppers: Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Brian Cox, and Baldwin as Justice Robert Jackson.

You know 7-year-old Hallie Eisenberg, the kid with the distinctive voice in those delightful Pepsi commercials? Now she's also starring in on-package graphics and in-store materials for Pepsi's holiday music program. Still photography by Jade Albert in Manhattan. TLP, Westport, Conn., developed the concept.

Howard Greene's Valley Stream, N.Y., PR shop just marked its 35th anniversary. Greene specializes in magazines, having repped more than 60 of them.

Keep an eye on Stagebill now that former Variety Publisher Gerry Byrne and partners (Mort Zuckerman among them) have taken it over. During the last 10 years, Byrne and Variety Editor Peter Bart were the most-inspired casting since Fay Wray and the monkey.

Miller Sports Group tapped Jeff Williams as publisher of Tennis. When at U. of Florida he was a ranked-junior player. When not thwacking the old ball, Jeff majored in differential equations and Aristotelian philosophy.

Last week the American Jewish Committee gave its human relations award to Hachette Filipacchi's Jack Kliger at the New York Hilton. Kliger's parents were postwar displaced persons wandering about devastated Europe when they met.

The Village Voice hands out its annual Obies for off-Broadway achievement at Webster Hall May 15 at 8 p.m.

Succeeding Alan Waxenberg as publisher of Hearst Corp.'s Victoria is Stacy Bettman.

On May 11 at the Door Store, One Park Ave. in Manhattan, Chris Madden will be signing her latest book, "Getaways." Author, TV host, consultant, wife (to Kevin Madden) & mom, Chris is the busiest woman this side of Martha and Oprah.

For Entertainment Weekly, Tom Morrissy becomes national sales manager.

John Pagliaro, publisher of Old House Journal (now owned by Veronis, Suhler), says the June issue is the biggest in three years with 80 ad pages.

New ad director for Primedia's Power & Motorboat is Jonathan Stone.

The great Henry Grunwald, who's written eloquently of his own battle against failing sight, was elected hon. director of the board of Lighthouse International.

Jane Trahey was a class act.

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