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While many expected Disney's board of directors to emerge from their retreat with the head of CEO/whipping cast member Michael Eisner on a pike (or at least with a plan for getting his head on a pike), they instead returned with a "ringing endorsement," according to the LAT. However, the board didn't make any decisions about extending Eisner's contract and did begin evaluating possible successors.

Maybe Mike shouldn't disassemble his office fortifications just yet. Fans of the recent Disney/ABC turbulence may remember Eisner's vote of confidence for ABC President Susan Lyne, whom he then fired.