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Another CEO gone as ratings sink, but analysts see long-term success.

Charting the week's ups and downs in the business of entertainment.

UP: Scott Pelley
The 60 Minutes correspondent scores Katie Couric's coveted job as anchor on CBS Evening News. Then, in an even bigger coup, he lands President Obama's first in-depth interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden.

DOWN: Ron Howard
The director's planned adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower hits a wall as Universal re-evaluates the budget amid reports that the project is on the brink of turnaround.

UP: Ann Curry
The Today anchor finally gets the top job as Meredith Vieira's replacement. But now the pressure is on to hold the show's ratings lead over morning rivals.

UP: Tony Bates
The Skype CEO stands to make a fortune from Microsoft's planned $8.5 billion acquisition of the online communications company.


UP: Sirius XM Radio
$2.18 (+14.1%)
After strong first-quarter results, Maxim Group raises its price target 30 cents to $2.50.

DOWN: Time Warner
$36.09 (-4.6%)
Strength in per-share earnings and revenue in the first quarter is overshadowed by net income that fell 10 percent to $653 million.