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how did we get holds its annual meeting thursday the talk is focused on who's not there namely the company's chairman a majority owner sumner redstone , a recent vanity fair article paints doing portraits of red stone who will turn ninety two next week where he describes himself as active as ever well a source says he is unable to speak or eat without a feeding tube , redstone who also controlled viacom initially said he'd attend thursday's meeting but canceled last week writers media correspondent jennifer ceva , still the chair , still , shots of that you know , there's a big question if if you know his mental capacity in his mental state if he's capable of doing that redstone is long maintained a tight grip on both companies even is less moonves's run c. b. s. and philippe don't mind heads viacom that redstone who routinely fielded questions on both hasn't been on a conference call since late last year the lack of clarity over his succession plans has shareholders concerned while a battle between his children and his much younger love interests , appears to be growing and he has been in the press over the past several months %HESITATION you know with , bevy of women who were some , possibly trying to get it is fortunate , for shareholders the question isn't just who will take redstone's place both companies but what happens to his controlling stake leading to speculation that c. b. s. and viacom could go up for sale