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Scripps to Report Third Quarter Results; Webcast of Conference Call Available

CINCINNATI, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) will report third quarter 2005 operating results before trading on the New York Stock Exchange begins Friday, Oct. 14. A telephone conference call with members of the company's senior management team will follow at 10 a.m. EDT.

Scripps will offer a live webcast of the conference call. To access the webcast, visit and follow the "Live webcast" link at the top of the page. Listeners need Windows Media Player to access the call online.

To access the conference call by telephone, dial 1-877-209-0397 (U.S.) or 1-612-332-0932 (International), approximately 10 minutes before the start of the call. Callers will need the name of the call (third quarter earnings report) to be granted access. Callers also will be asked to provide their name and company affiliation. The media and general public are provided access to the conference call on a listen-only basis.

A replay line will be open from 1:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 14 until 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 21. The domestic number to access the replay is 1-800-475-6701 and the international number is 1-320-365-3844. The access code for both numbers is 798301.

A replay of the conference call will be archived and available online for an extended period of time following the call. To access the audio replay, visit approximately four hours after the call, choose "investor relations" then follow the "audio archives" link at the top of the page.

About Scripps

Scripps is a diverse media concern with interests in national lifestyle television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television, television retailing, interactive media and licensing and syndication. All of the company's media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.

Scripps is organized into the following operating divisions.

Scripps Networks, including the company's growing portfolio of popular lifestyle television networks. Scripps Networks brands include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country (GAC) and HGTVPro. Scripps Networks Web sites include,,, and Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 116 countries.

Scripps Newspapers, including daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service. Scripps newspapers include the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel and the Ventura County (Calif.) Star.

Scripps Television Station Group, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent. Scripps operates broadcast television stations in Detroit; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Phoenix; Tampa; Baltimore; Kansas City, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Lawrence, Kan.

Shop At Home, the company's television retailing subsidiary, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop at Home Web site, Shop at Home reaches about 55 million full-time equivalent U.S. households, including 5 million households via five Scripps-owned Shop at Home affiliated television stations.

Shopzilla, an online comparison shopping service with an index of more than 30 million products from about 55,000 stores. Shopzilla is powered by ShopRank, a proprietary algorithm that helps shoppers instantly find virtually any product for sale on the Web at the best price. Shopzilla also operates the BizRate consumer feedback network with more than 2.5 million members and about 1 million reviews per month.

United Media, a leading licensing and syndication company. United Media is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of Peanuts, Dilbert and about 150 other features and characters.

SOURCE  The E. W. Scripps Company
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    /CONTACT:  Tim Stautberg of The E. W. Scripps Company, +1-513-977-3826, or
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CO:  The E. W. Scripps Company
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