Handicapping Disney's Mike And Mike Show

Your article "Disney: Room for two Lion Kings?" (News: Analysis & Commentary, Aug. 28) is very puzzling. Michael Eisner hires Michael Ovitz as president, but of what? The story points out that Eisner's top two executives, Sanford Litvak and Stephen Bollenbach, will continue to report to Eisner. Another executive, Joe Roth, has been assured "that this [live-action film business] company is my company to run." How many other executives received similar assurances? Working for a control freak with a tough management style who clashes with subordinates--I give Ovitz a year!

Richard J. Cronin

Rosemont, Ill.

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