Sears Enters Hall of Fame

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Sears, Roebuck & Co. has signed on to sponsor Hallmark Channel's
Hallmark Hall of Fame Collection.

Sears will have retail exclusivity on the package of off-net movie specials
that Hallmark Cards sponsored over the years on the broadcast-TV networks.

Hallmark Channel executive vice president of ad sales Bill Abbott said the
multimillion-dollar deal calls for the retail giant to get opening billboards --
a first for that Sunday-night program -- plus tagged tune-in promo
spots.

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