A Wedding Of `The Capitally Infirm With The Financially Weak'?

Just over a year ago, John C. Malone took the stage at a New York hotel to announce the largest communications deal in American history: the $21.4 billion sale of cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. to Bell Atlantic Corp. On Oct. 25, the president of TCI, having left Bell Atlantic at the altar, was back in New York with another deal: TCI and two other cable companies are teaming up with Sprint Corp. to offer local and long-distance phone service, cable TV, and wireless communications--all in a single package.

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