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Corporate Responsibility

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Disney's CEO Michael Eisner faces a shareholder revolt. The CEOs of Enron, WorldCom and Tyco say they didn't know what was going on at their companies. All say they had the support of the board of directors. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss who's responsible — the CEO or its board members — for a company's governance and bottom line.

Guests:

Kim Masters
*NPR correspondent, covering the business of entertainment

Nell Minow
*Editor of the Corporate Library, a Web site that tracks corporate governance

James Surowiecki
*Staff Writer at The New Yorker magazine
*Has a piece in the current issue called "Board Stiffs"
*Author of forthcoming Wisdom of Crowds

Bill George
*Former CEO of Medtronic, a medical technology company
*Sits on boards of Goldman Sachs, Novartis and Target
*Author of Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value