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Marketplace AM for March 11, 2005

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Boxing - with reality TV

Have you seen NBC's new boxing reality show "The Contender"? Marketplace Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad saw the opening episode and tells host Kai Ryssdal it tells you a lot about the boxing industry... and the lives of struggling professional boxers.

Playboy on the financial rebound

Playboy Thursday cut its 2005 earnings forecast, but the five decade old adult entertainment company is still running strong. Following a slump in business, it just finished a turnaround that landed it in the black for the first time in six years. Sandy Hausman reports on how Playboy has bounced back.
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Where does television news go now?

Now that Dan Rather has left his anchor post, CBS is eyeing some real alternatives for its evening newscast. And as Variety's Michael Speier tells host Lisa Napoli, CBS isn't the only network that should be considering an overhaul.