Well, David, ya got me on who, exactly, said it about the five-year commitment. I'm racking my brain about CBGs and Journals I read ten years ago, and conversations I had with editors at both Gladstone and Disney, and I'm not coming up with a source. I remember very clearly that I had reason to expect that long a trial for the line, but without being able to pinpoint precisely where I got it, I'm going to have to back off.
Quite likely, I got it from John Clark at Gladstone, but can't say for sure. I know I talked with him minutes after I heard the line had imploded, and we were both surprised because we expected a fairer trial, but I had the five-year period fixed in my mind before that conversation.
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