Business: Hell No, I Won't Go!

Jane Cahill Pfeiffer is the latest casualty at NBC

It was an executive-suite execution acted out like a daytime soap opera. Scanning the newspaper last Tuesday morning, NBC Chairman Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, probably the nation's highest-paid woman executive, saw a story that she had been asked to resign. Pfeiffer, 47, then wrote out an indignant statement and phoned the press. Said she hotly: "It is apparent that there are some who are trying to use the media to get me to quit. I won't quit."

Two hours later, NBC brought down the hatchet. Under pressure...

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