CBS Corp. gets to keep CBS TV, UPN, Infinity Broadcasting, Viacom Outdoor, Viacom TV Stations Group, Paramount Television, King World, Simon & Schuster, Showtime and Paramount Parks.
CFO: Fred Reynolds
General counsel: Louis Briskman
Chief spokesfolk: Gil Schwartz
Chief government rep: Martin Franks, exec VP-planning, policy and government relations
HR chief: Anthony Ambrosio
Key sales executive: JoAnn Ross, CBS Network sales president.
The swinging door:
Viacom stations-group chief Fred Reynolds resigned to join private-equity firm Evercore Partners, though he ultimately decided against leaving. Mr. Reynolds will become CFO of CBS Corp. while Tom Kane has been named to take over his old role as the stations-group president. Mr. Moonves also brought back Louis Briskman, who left CBS in 2004 for Aetna, as his new chief legal officer.
New-media guru: Larry Kramer, president of CBS digital media
Most-trusted lieutenants: Nina Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment; Nancy Tellem, president, CBS Paramount Network Entertainment Group; Joel Hollander, CEO Infinity Broadcasting; Wally Kelly, president-CEO, Viacom Outdoor
Who's got immunity: Julie Chen (Mrs. Moonves)
Growth strategy: Get a CBS 2 service in all markets over the next 15-month period; win fees for retransmission of CBS; exploit DVD catalog; grow traffic to CBS.com through news and entertainment programming. Improve performance of pay-cable network Showtime
Les' road-show mantra: "We are called the slow-growth value company. ... Any of you who have dealt with me at all know that slow growth and Les don't go hand in hand. We think, initially, we're going to start out as a company that may have that profile, but I think you're going to see quite a bit of change with us and quite a bit more activity than is expected."
Most valuable asset: "CSI" profits expected to total over a billion dollars from networks, syndication, DVD, games, Internet and publishing.
Possible acquisition targets: Les has said he is interested in international broadcast companies, and also reiterated a long- held desire to see CNN as part of the family last week.
Craziest new idea: Les pondering the idea of importing European-TV format "Naked News" for CBS ... (Note to Bob Schieffer and Andy Rooney: Keep your pants on.)