Mr. Eisner's new neighborhood
'Conversations With Michael Eisner' is sort of like taking a meeting with the onetime Disney kingpin.
By Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
March 28, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/CNBC says the talk show "Conversations With Michael Eisner," premiering tonight at 6, will run "bimonthly," which makes it sound like a corporate newsletter or a think tank's glossy.
Certainly the first episode feels mogul-wonky (what, you expected an opening monologue and Michael Ovitz's straw hat band?), Eisner sitting down at the far end of a long, beautiful conference table and chatting gruffly but amiably with power pals like Omnimedia's Martha Stewart and Sony's Howard Stringer, not to mention Bran Ferren, a former longtime Disney Imagineering technologist who created profitable toys for Eisner, such as Disneyland's Tower of Terror.