Walt Disney Did Bob Chapek Dirty (Twice) and Did Iger no Favors

Walt Disney Did Bob Chapek Dirty (Twice) and Did Iger no Favors

When Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger stepped down as CEO in favor of Bob Chapek, a successor he played a part in picking, he did not want to leave and the board of directors did not want him to go. Chapek, as the new CEO, reorganized the company which created a rift between the two men and made it impossible for Iger to stay. Basically, this was NBC trying to appease both Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien by giving O'Brien "The Tonight Show" and moving Leno to 10 p.m. That move doomed O'Brien to failure and set the stage for Leno to take his job back.