Walt Disney Co.’s former Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner said “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” was as important as the National Football League to ABC and would turn around the television network, according to e-mails introduced in the trial over profits from the game show.
This week’s notable deaths included a former owner of New Jersey sports teams who recently bought the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper; an ex-New York Yankees coach who spent 60 years in Major League Baseball; and a leading black investment banker on Wall Street. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, voted to convict.