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Stevenson Interview Postponed

July 22, 1999

NEW YORK (AP) _ Tennis player Alexandra Stevenson’s interview with Barbara Walters on ABC-TV’s ``20/20″ has been postponed because of the network’s coverage of the death of John F. Kennedy Jr.

The interview with the 18-year-old Wimbledon semifinalist and her mother, free-lance journalist Samantha Stevenson, had been scheduled for Friday night. No new date has been set.

In the interview, Samantha Stevenson tells Walters she listed Julius Erving as her daughter’s father on the birth certificate because ``I wanted to give Alexandra a sense of belonging.″

The disclosure that the former basketball star was the tennis player’s father was made during Stevenson’s surprising run at Wimbledon.

Asked by Walters if she missed having a father around while she grew up, Stevenson said, ``It just didn’t bug me. I just pretty much didn’t notice it at all.″

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