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Business: Disney / Eisner / Iger Interview #750011

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 04, 2004
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jen Rogers) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jen Rogers) The question of what is next for Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner, who is no longer chairman following a stinging shareholder rebuke, examined. [Kellner Dileo Cohen & Co. Steven COHEN†- calls the board's response an insult; calls George Mitchell an inappropriate choice for chairman.] [Wall Street attorney Michael MILLER†- says it's a demotion for Eisner.] The views of Roy Disney that Disney needs to regain the magic & the question of who would replace Eisner if he left the company discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with Disney president Robert Iger about the company's board room battle. [From Los Angeles, IGER - talks about Mitchell's relationship with Eisner & his being a member of the board for nine years; defends the company's track record & the need to deliver for the shareholders; comments on the personal aspects between Roy Disney & Stanley Gold & Eisner; jokes about canceling "The Mole."]

Cooper, Anderson;
Rogers, Jen

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