Former Universal boss Bronfman supported by many on inside

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

As the French stewards at Vivendi Universal Inc. sift through bids this week for the conglomerate's U.S. entertainment assets, Universal executives are quietly rooting for a surprise eleventh-hour entrant in the sweepstakes: their old boss, Edgar Bronfman Jr. Bronfman's bid to reclaim the businesses his family once owned is now embraced by many of his former colleagues in Los Angeles and New York as the best alternative among a competitive field of buyers largely unfamiliar to them.

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