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"The View' moves to new time slot

The view just got better for Tampa Bay area TV watchers. WFTS-Ch. 28 is moving the Barbara Walters daytime talk show The View to 11 a.m. starting Monday.

The show formerly in that time slot, Roseanne, will move to 10 a.m. The View features four female hosts who discuss current events and the question of the day and interview celebrity guests.

Walters appears on the show an average of twice a week, with comedian Joy Behar filling in when Walters is not there.

The View's other hosts are Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos.

HGTV offers fuller

Rose Parade coverage

For a different way to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade, HGTV will provide uninterrupted coverage of the parade, showing every marching band and float. There also will be behind-the-scenes segments with band members and discussions of how the floats were made. Coverage of the parade begins at 11 a.m. today.

Singer Johnny Moore

dies en route to hospital

Johnny Moore, veteran singer with the Drifters, died suddenly on his way to a hospital in London on Wednesday, his agent said. He was 64.

Moore was lead vocalist on Drifters hits such as Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies and Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies in the 1960s and 1970s.

Moore, who had been suffering from breathing difficulties, was last seen on stage in Britain when he appeared on television just before Christmas, performing Come On Over To My Place.

TBS fills hole left

by absent NBA season

Anticipating the demise of the entire 1998-99 National Basketball Association season, TBS has shifted its 12-year-old National Geographic Explorer series to Wednesday from its longstanding Sunday berth, effective Jan. 13.

Wednesday is the night TBS has traditionally set aside for a weekly NBA game in prime time during the basketball season, which was scheduled to get under way the week of Nov. 3.

Brokaw's "Nightly News'

holds onto more viewers

NBC's Tom Brokaw-anchored Nightly News is on track to score its second consecutive yearlong Nielsen win, despite losing the most viewers of all the evening newscasts.

NBC Nightly News is averaging an 8.0 rating/17 share and 10.45-million total viewers for the year, according to Nielsen data through last week.

ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings (7.7/16 and 10.09-million viewers) remains in second place, with the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (7.4/16 and 9.89-million viewers) a close third.

_ From staff and wire reports