By People Staff
Updated February 01, 1999 12:00 AM
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Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley — a contributing editor to John Kennedy Jr.’s George magazine and a self-described longtime friend of Kennedy’s — was the subject of a bidding war between ABC and NBC News, reports The Washington Post. Though claiming to be reluctant to make any more TV appearances to discuss Kennedy (Brinkley’s been all over the airwaves as a talking head this week), Brinkley accepted NBC’s $10,000 offer to provide commentary on the Kennedys. George magazine staffers, “enraged by what they consider his attempt to ‘cash in on John’s death,'” according to The Post, have dropped his name from the masthead.