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Tom Brokaw has been suggested. ABC’s Roone Arledge, too. But given the way things are going at NBC News, we think the network should break with convention. We suggest on of the following candidates to take over the position of News president from Michael Gartner, who left the network in disgrace after the Dateline scandal.

Arthur Kent, Scud Stud fired by NBC News last August: He saw the whole thing coming — and we thought he was crazy!

Grant Shaud as Miles Silverberg, producer of FYI on Murphy Brown: He?s not a network news honcho, but he plays one on TV.

Tabitha Soren, MTV News and Today show correspondent: She could do for NBC what she did for Bill Clinton.

Martha Stewart, publisher: Imagine segments like ”Gardening With Boris Yeltsin.” Plus, the sets will look fabulous.

Joel Silver, producer of the Lethal Weapon movies: He could teach the folks at Dateline a thing or two about explosions.

Saturday Night Live?s Opera Man (Adam Sandler): He?ll get the facts-a-straight-a/And they?ll win the ratings race-a.