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DisneyWar Author James B. Stewart '73 Offers a "Tip of the Hat" to New TV Talk Show Host Michael Eisner

March 29, 2006

james b stewart.jpgMarch 29, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - A New York Times article on this week's debut of the new television talk show, Conversations with Michael Eisner -- which is hosted by the former chief of the Walt Disney Company and airs on CNBC -- includes the thoughts of an award-winning journalist and 1973 gradute of DePauw University. "I have to tip my hat to (Eisner)," James B. Stewart, whose most recent book is DisneyWar, tells the Times. "He has become the talent that he always had the upper hand over, and will now be at the mercy of journalists, critics and ratings."stewart disneywar.jpg

The newspaper's David Carr calls DisneyWar a "penetrating analysis of Mr. Eisner's Disney tenure." Read the column, headlined "Same Guy, Smaller Kingdom," at the Times' Web site.

The chair of DePauw's Board of Trustees, James B. Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize for his work as front page editor of the Wall Street Journal. Now editor-at-large of SmartMoney magazine, Stewart's other bestselling books include Den of Thieves, Blind Eye, Blood Sport and Heart of a Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th. He was recently re-elected vice president of the Author's Guild. Learn more here.