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Once the world's top-selling magazine on the newsstand, soon TV Guide may no longer be with us. This week brought word that the magazine's new owner, Macrovision, has "gutted" the magazine's staff (in the muscular words of Nikki Finke), including editor-in-chief Ian Birch, managing editors Lois Draegin and Steve Sonsky, and the marketing department. The magazine is allegedly losing millions of dollars a year, and its new owner didn't even mean to purchase the magazine -- it was a throw-in when Macrovision acquired Gemstar for its digital technology. The magazine may not exist ...
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