Fox to Rome: Last Word Nov. 1

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Fox Sports Net announced Thursday that it will cancel its sports-interview
talk show, The Last Word with Jim Rome, next month after five years on
the air.

One of FSN's signature shows, Last Word will air its final show Nov.
1. Fox Sports will continue to air a 'best-of' version of the series through the
end of 2002, with additional repeat episodes to run on weekends through next
summer.

'The Last Word with Jim Rome was a highly successful franchise for Fox
Sports Net,' president Tracy Dolgin said in a prepared statement. 'The show
helped FSN to establish itself right from the start as a credible network for
sports fans. We wish Jim well in his future endeavors.'

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