April 21, 2004 |
Hollywood is full of know-it-alls. Walt Disney Co.'s Anne Sweeney isn't among them. "She's comfortable not having all the answers," said cable industry pioneer Geraldine Laybourne, who built the Nickelodeon channel and was Sweeney's mentor. "I put her in one new situation after another, knowing she could figure it out." That trait is sure to be put to the test as Sweeney now tackles the biggest challenge of her career: trying to turn around ABC Television.
February 28, 1999 |
Nine-year-old Mia Savagian of Redondo Beach stuck out her tongue at a two-way mirror in Nickelodeon's Santa Monica test-viewer lab one recent evening, then beamed when she was handed a $50 check for what amounts to jury duty in a court of popular culture, where verdicts hold sway over what kind of shows America's kids will eventually get to watch on television.