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Will Eisner be Tribune Co.’s next chairman?

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner on July 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Michael Oneal and Sallie Hofmeister

Former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Michael Eisner is in discussions that could lead to his return to the media spotlight — as chairman of the now-bankrupt Tribune Co.

The Chicago-based media company’s largest creditors are having preliminary conversations with prospective candidates who could operate Tribune Co. once it emerges from bankruptcy, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

Eisner, who has been dabbling in the digital world as an investor since stepping down from Disney in 2005, is among the candidates under consideration to replace Chicago real estate magnate Sam Zell as chairman of the reorganized company. Get the full story »

Deadline extended for Hollywood sign’s land

Hollywood-Web.jpg(Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Associated Press | The effort to preserve the land beside the world-famous Hollywood sign
has taken a typical Tinseltown twist: “To be continued.”

The Trust for Public Land said Wednesday it has received a 16-day
extension to finish raising the $12.5 million it needs to buy and
preserve the hilltop property from private developers. The trust hopes to buy the land from its Chicago-area owners and give it
to the city so it can be incorporated into the adjacent, 4,200-acre
Griffith Park.

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