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Missing cleared in 75% of U.S.

Telco Productions has cleared weekly half-hour series Missing in
more than 75 percent of the country for a fall-2003 launch, president
Alex Paen said.

Telco recently added independent WCIU-TV Chicago; NBC affiliate WFLA-TV
Tampa, Fla.; NBC affiliate WPXI-TV Pittsburgh; UPN affiliate WRBU-TV St. Louis; and
Fox affiliate WTNZ Knoxville, Tenn., to Missing's lineup.

The show, which will air segments on missing people, is collaborating with
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the FBI.

Telco also cleared its other weekly half-hour, Animal Rescue, in
90 percent of the country for its seventh season.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.