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Disney Splits Jobs, Punishing Eisner
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Disney Splits Jobs, Punishing Eisner

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Disney Splits Jobs, Punishing Eisner

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The board of the Walt Disney Co. votes to split the roles of chairman and chief executive, a blow to company head Michael Eisner, who held both positions. While Eisner is to remain as chief executive, former Sen. George Mitchell will become chairman. Eisner, who earlier suffered a 43 percent no-confidence vote by shareholders, is under fire from former board members Roy Disney and Stanley Gold. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and and NPR's Allison Aubrey.

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