MEL KARMAZIN: IS HE SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON THE BIG CHAIR?
CBS Station Group Chair & CEO Mel Karmazin is profiled
by Alan Deutschman of NEW YORK, who writes that while
Michael Jordan holds the titles of CBS Chair & CEO, there is
"no doubt that Karmazin is the de facto power at CBS." Wall
Street execs also "think it's only a matter of time before
Karmazin is the de jure ruler as well." Porter Bibb of
Ladenburg, Thalmann: "Mel will not tolerate sharing the
power. Michael Jordan will be eaten alive by him." While
Karmazin "is known as an intimidating, imperious manager,
widely feared by CBS employees, he seems to have the full
support of the network's top talent" (NEW YORK, 3/16 issue).