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ABC Adds Daytime and Kid Shows to Sports Chief’s Chores

December 10, 1990

NEW YORK (AP) _ ABC Sports president Dennis Swanson got two additional duties Monday: running the network’s children’s and daytime programming.

The move was part of a restructuring that followed the removal of Michael Brockman as president of ABC’s daytime, children’s and late-night entertainment.

ABC assigned the late-night duties to Philip R. Beuth, a senior vice president at the ABC Television Network Group, said the group president, John B. Sias. Beuth also will continue overseeing the top-rated ″Good Morning America.″

Sias called Brockman’s replacements ″two widely experienced broadcasters who have demonstrated their keen ability to provide excellent and successful entertainment programming in difficult and competitive environments.″

Brockman has attributed his departure to philosophical differences with management.

Brockman, who only had been on the job since April 1989, previously held the same jobs at CBS, where he oversaw creation of ″The Pat Sajak Show,″ a late-night ratings bomb that was quickly canceled.