Ceo Sumner M. Redstone
An article about CEO Sumner M. Redstone's efforts to fix problems at Viacom Inc. (Sumner's Last Stand, Cover Story, Mar. 3) included an anecdote about how he survived a hotel fire. The story did not describe the events accurately. Based on information provided by Redstone and Dr. John F. Burke of Massachusetts General Hospital, here's what happened: Redstone, with his legs burned, crouched outside the window and clung to the burning building with his arm in the fire while he awaited rescue. BUSINESS WEEK did not mean to imply that Redstone misled anyone about what occurred.
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