Eisner Out as Disney Chair More than 40 percent of shareholders in the Walt Disney Co. vote to withhold support for Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner's re-election. The move prompts Disney's board of directors to strip Eisner of his role as chairman, replacing him with former senator George Mitchell. Eisner remains as chief executive. Hear NPR's Allison Aubrey.
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Eisner Ousted as Disney Chair, Still CEO

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Eisner Ousted as Disney Chair, Still CEO

Eisner Ousted as Disney Chair, Still CEO

Eisner Ousted as Disney Chair, Still CEO

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More than 40 percent of shareholders in the Walt Disney Co. vote to withhold support for Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner's re-election. The move prompts Disney's board of directors to strip Eisner of his role as chairman, replacing him with former senator George Mitchell. Eisner remains as chief executive. Hear NPR's Allison Aubrey.