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Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Gayle King thinks the #MeToo movement needs due process
The New York Times Magazine asked the CBS This Morning anchor, who is still friends with Charlie Rose following his firing, whether there's a potential for a #MeToo backlash. "I do worry about that, because I think when a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty," she says. "There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same."
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 10:08PM EDT
Smithsonian's "Watching Oprah" exhibit looks like a (deserving) reward for her $21 million donation
The exhibit honoring Oprah Winfrey at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Friday. And according to Sebastian Smee, the exhibit is "a testament — to Oprah, obviously, and her extraordinary story. But also to the rest of us, black and white, American and otherwise. It’s a testament to our culture’s transformation, to who we have become. Is it strange, perhaps even a little concerning, that a woman who is the biggest single donor to this museum should be treated to an exhibition exclusively about her, and so soon after its opening? You bet it is. It’s not a good look. Yet in the end, it’s hard to argue that Winfrey is undeserving of such an exhibition. She had the highest-rated talk show of all time. It aired all over the world for 25 years. No African American woman — you could persuasively argue no man or woman of any race — has had a bigger effect on the culture at large over the past 30 years."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
A Charlie Rose #MeToo redemption show sounds absurd, but don't be shocked if it ever does happen
The overwhelming response to last week's Page Six story is that "this would NEVER, EVER happen," says Matthew Gilbert. But he says in an era where O.J. Simpson's If I Did It is a possibility, anything can happen. "I can just see some producer putting together a low-budget affair starring Rose and streaming it through Rose’s website, perhaps, or a site with a less obvious stigma," says Gilbert. "I can see people watching it, especially those who find the #MeToo movement to be an expression of liberal political correctness, those who feel that women shouldn’t be so sensitive and difficult. I can see the show developing a loyal following, just as off-kilter sites such as Alex Jones’s InfoWars have. It’s hard to believe Charlie Rose’s Bathrobe Confessions would ever come into existence. But I remember the disbelief I felt in the late 1990s, when I first heard about an upcoming TV series where — oh my God — they actually leave a group of people in the wild to see if they can survive."
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 10:55AM EDT
Charlie Rose's alleged sexual misconduct was widespread at CBS News; 27 new women come forward
The Washington Post, which reported first reported on Rose's sexual harassment allegations at PBS last November, has learned that the former CBS This Morning co-anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent also allegedly sexually harassed many female staffers at CBS News. CBS News managers received complaints about Rose's behavior as early as 1986 and as late as April 2017. The Post spoke to 14 CBS News employees who accuse Rose of sexual harassment and 13 women who worked with him elsewhere. The new allegations date back to 1976, when a former research assistant at NBC News' Washington bureau says Rose exposed his penis to her and touched her breasts. Meanwhile, at CBS News, "some women who said they were harassed said they feared reporting the violations to executives, whom they viewed as prioritizing the careers of male stars," report Amy Brittain and Irin Carmon, who broke the first Charlie Rose story. In all, three CBS managers were warned over a 30-year period of Rose's behavior. When asked to respond to the new allegations, Rose sent a one-sentence email: “Your story is unfair and inaccurate.” CBS News issued a statement in response to The Post's article: “Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we’ve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior. That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process.” ALSO: Gayle King responds on CBS This Morning: "I have a very bad case of deja vu, I have to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I don't know what to say about this."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Gayle King warns of a #MeToo backlash: "There has to be a due process for all involved"
The CBS This Morning anchor and former Charlie Rose colleague spoke about the movement at the Milken Institute conference in Beverly Hills. “I worry sometimes that women make an accusation and men instantly get the death penalty,” King said on Monday. “I think we have to be very careful; that there has to be a due process for all involved — so I do worry of a backlash to the #MeToo movement.”
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Report: CBS executives are "freaking out" over an upcoming Charlie Rose bombshell story
Page Six reports that The Washington Post, which broke the story of Rose's PBS sexual harassment scandal, has been spending months on a new story about Rose's alleged sexual misconduct at CBS. It was The Washington Post's story that resulted in Rose's immediate ouster from both his PBS and CBS jobs. "CBS has been using NDAs to try and suppress potential sources for an upcoming exposé about Charlie Rose’s sexual misconduct," reports Page Six. "And top network execs who worked on Rose’s shows are panicking that they’ll be accused of turning a blind eye to his sexual misconduct." Page Six notes that Late Show with Stephen Colbert executive producer Chris Licht is among the execs who are "terrified" over the looming report. Licht was previously CBS This Morning's executive producer. CBS News is also being accused of hypocrisy for using non-disclosure agreements to try to silence potential sources, while framing Stormy Daniels as brave for attempting to break her NDA on 60 Minutes.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 5:38PM EDT
General Hospital leads Daytime Emmys with 26 nominations
Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless tied for second with 25 nominations apiece. CBS has two shows up for best morning show, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS This Morning. Most of the other nominees are familiar faces, from The View to The Talk to Ellen. The Daytime Emmys will be hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood on April 29.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Charlie Rose makes a cryptic return to Twitter
The disgraced former PBS and CBS This Morning host tweeted an "H" this morning on his official Twitter account. His tweet was greeted with some positivity, with some Twitter users saying they missed him.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
CBS News boss talks 60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels interview, recalls asking Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell to announce Charlie Rose firing without a script
“The only reason it hasn’t run is that there’s still a lot of journalistic work to do,” CBS News president David Rhodes, speaking at the INTV conference in Jerusalem, said of the buzzworthy interview Anderson Cooper conducted last week with President Trump's alleged mistress, adding that there is still no airdate set. As for President Trump's lawyers stopping the interview from airing, Rhodes said, “I haven’t seen such an injunction, and I can’t imagine what the basis for that would be. Rhodes' interview also touched on Charlie Rose's firing last November for sexual harassment. “It was most important to me, as management, that they not feel managed in what they said,” Rhodes said of having King and O'Donnell respond openly on air and without a script. “So we didn’t prepare statements for them… we asked them to address it in their own words however they felt they should.”
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
John Oliver rips CBS This Morning for flirty banter on International Women's Day, especially in wake of Charlie Rose's ouster
Oliver, whose Last Week Tonight has documented CBS This Morning's awkward sex talk before Rose was fired last November, said: "I’m just saying, it seems that CBS This Morning is less a morning show and more two hours of incriminating office surveillance footage that accidentally gets broadcast across the country every day.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother host Julie Chen just recently learned Omarosa’s last name
Chen tells CBS This Morning how her CBS reality show snagged the former Trump White House advisor and reality TV veteran.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 10:38AM EST
Ann Curry on Matt Lauer: “I am not surprised by the allegations”
The former Today co-anchor also said on CBS This Morning that she witnessed “verbal harassment” during her time on Today. "I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," she said. "I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn't see that. It was verbal sexual harassment."
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Dylan Farrow will discuss her sexual assault allegations against father Woody Allen for the first time on TV
Farrow is set to speak to CBS This Morning on Thursday, two days after Alec Baldwin defended the acclaimed director on Twitter.
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 1:35PM EST
CBS This Morning lands Ann Curry’s first TV interview since the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal
The former Today co-anchor, who is promoting her new PBS docuseries We’ll Meet Again, will talk about the #MeToo movement and her former co-worker on the CBS morning show on Wednesday.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
John Dickerson says “I’m a transfer student here” as he begins his new CBS This Morning role
The Face the Nation host officially replaced Charlie Rose this morning, and he made a point of noting that his late mom, Nancy Dickerson, was CBS News’ first female correspondent.