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Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture

Anne Sweeney to step down as Disney/ABC TV faces critical juncture

The most powerful woman at the Walt Disney Co. — and perhaps in all of Hollywood — said that she would leave her job overseeing the company's $10-billion-a-year entertainment TV networks, leaving Disney to search for a successor in an increasingly treacherous television business. After 18 years at the Burbank entertainment giant, Anne Sweeney surprised many by saying she would step down as president of Disney/ABC Television Group by next year to work on the creative side as a television director. Her successor must navigate a business in transition and steer the company's ABC network at a critical time. The once-mighty broadcaster is in fourth place, trailing CBS,...

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