- Making News: Hundreds of Thousands of Lebanese Demonstrate against Syria
Demonstrations in Lebanon have been staged every Monday since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri a month ago, but the largest rally yet took today in Beirut-s central square. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese crammed into the square, demanding the withdrawal of Syrian forces. Political analyst Paul Salem says Muslims and Christians attended in opposition to last week's pro-Syria rally.
- Reporter's Notebook: Disney Appoints Bob Iger to CEO
While much success came to the Walt Disney Company under Michael Eisner, it's public knowledge that over his 21-year reign, the Chief Executive Officer stirred controversy and made enemies. Today, a year before planned, the Magic Kingdom has a new CEO. Robert Iger, who's spent his whole career at ABC/Disney, will take over in September. Gigi Johnson, Executive Director of UCLA's Entertainment and Media Management Institute at UCLA, has more on the controversial successor.
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