Embattled Disney CEO Michael Eisner has stepped down, leaving many under the broad Disney umbrella breathing a sigh of relief. Although much success came to the Disney empire under the CEO's 21-year reign, it's public knowledge that he also stirred controversy and made enemies along the way. Today, a year before planned, a kinder, gentler era of all things Disney is on the horizon with the announcement that Robert Iger will take the helm in September. Is the 30-year ABC/Disney veteran creative enough for the formidable job or should the search for Eisner-s successor have been more diligent? Guest host Diana Nyad discusses the sort of changes that Iger might make at the Magic Kingdom with entertainment and business journalists and the head of UCLA's Entertainment and Media Management Institute.
- Making News: California Declares Marriage Law Unconstitutional
California will follow Massachusetts as the second state in the nation to deem the current law of limiting marriage to between a man and a woman unconstitutional. That, if the decision by a San Francisco Superior Court judge is upheld through appeal. Judge Richard Kramer's decision is being called a giant of a legal milestone. Peter Blumberg, staff writer for the San Francisco Daily Journal, reports on today-s decision and its implications.
Judge Kramer on marriage cases
Alliance Defense Fund on marriage case
California Attorney General's brief on behalf of state in same-sex marriage case
Brown v Board of Education (re separate but equal, 1954)
California State Supreme Court on Perez v. Sharp (re multiracial, 1948)
US Supreme Court on Lawrence v Texas (re sodomy, 2003)
Disney names Bob Iger CEO
Szalai's article on Iger's being named to succeed Michael Eisner at Disney
Variety article on Iger's being named as Eisner successor