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NASCAR TV Show Steel Charriots to Air September 23

17 September 1997

                     THE MEN BEHIND "STEEL CHARIOTS"

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Sunday's CMT 300 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race,
televised live by TNN in prime time from New Hampshire International
Speedway, recorded a 3.7 cable television rating, according to Nielsen
Media Research.

The pulse-quickening world of NASCAR racing comes to life when "Steel
Chariots" makes its world broadcast premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 23,
(8:00-10:00 pm (ET/PT)) on "The FOX Tuesday Night Movie."

Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Gregory J. Bonann (Executive
Producers of "Steel Chariots") are one of Hollywood's most successful
television production teams. Together they created the hit series
"Baywatch" which continues to generate high ratings domestically and
internationally. They also partnered with actor David Hasselhoff to
create "Baywatch Nights," a one-hour weekly series starring Hasselhoff
and airing in national syndication.

Officially formed in 1993, Berk/Schwartz/Bonann (BSB) Productions also
produced Rysher Entertainment's "Thunder in Paradise," which stars
Terry "Hulk" Hogan and currently airs on TNT. They recently completed
"Assault on Devil's Island," a TNT original movie starring Hogan, Carl
Weathers and Shannon Tweed.

In addition to their work as a team, the partners have numerous
individual credits. As head writer of "Baywatch," Berk has written
more than 40 episodes and directed several more. Among his
accomplishments are writing and producing "The Incredible Journey of
Dr. Meg Laurel," the highest rated movie on television for that
season, earning a 42 share over three hours; "The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd,"
which received two Emmy Awards.

Schwartz began his career as a promising young director with the
feature film "Your Three Minutes Are Up" starring Ron Leibman. When he
was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa,
Schwartz turned his focus to writing and producing and went on to
co-write original "Dick Tracy" screenplay, which was later produced by
Warren Beatty.

Bonann, a former Los Angeles County lifeguard, began his film making
career as a producer/director of official films for the U.S. Olympic
Committee in 1976 for the games at Innsbruck and Montreal. He went on
to produce several award-winning documentaries for PBS, as well as
more films for the U.S.  Olympic Committee in 1980, 1984, and
1988. He's also directed more than 25 episodes of the series

Tommy Lee Wallace (Director) has had a successful career as both a
director and a writer for television and film. Among his directing
credits are the telefilms "Born Free II" and "Witness to the
Execution" which starred Sean Young and Tim Daly, as well as the HBO
film "Comrades of Summer." He's also directed such feature films as
"Fright Night II," "Aloha Summer" and "Halloween III."

By NASCAR Public Relations