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Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
Report: CBS is ready to "overhaul" CBS This Morning
Source: Page Six
Ryan Kadro officially announced his exit this morning. The CBS This Morning executive producer, who has helmed the show since April 2016, will depart effective Jan. 4, 2019. Amid Kadro stepping down, Page Six reports that CBS executives "are ready to nuke its struggling morning show and rebuild it from the ground up. A thriving CBS This Morning was thrown into disarray by Charlie Rose’s sudden exit — and we’re told that top brass have come to believe that the show overall is not going to recover." Page Six adds that in the aftermath of Rose's ouster, the "impressive momentum" developed by Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, joined later by John Dickerson, "quickly faltered." A source tells Page Six: “There are real discussions about just starting over — anchors, format, producers. Everything is on the table."
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 2:28AM EST
CBS This Morning executive producer is set to exit following CBS News' Charlie Rose sexual harassment lawsuit settlement
Ryan Kadro, who has helmed the CBS News morning show since April 2016, is in talks to step down from his position and will likely leave the network, according to Vulture and other outlets. A CBS News spokesperson says "these conversations are unrelated to the settlement.” Still, as Vulture notes, the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by three former CBS News employees in May over Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct, which was settled on Tuesday, accused Kadro of knowing that Rose “had a history of sexual harassment” but encouraged one of them to work more closely with Rose at his company anyway. Kadro replaced Chris Licht, who left CBS This Morning to become executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
CBS News settles with three women who accused Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct
Source: Los Angeles Times
The lawsuit filed in May by former CBS News staffers Sydney McNeal, Katherine Brooks Harris and Chelsea Wei alleged “that CBS management, numerous broadcasters and studio staff witnessed Mr. Rose’s unlawful conduct” and failed to take any action to correct it. A CBS News representative tells the Los Angeles Times that the network has paid out a confidential settlement.
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25AM EST
CBS staffers are said to be furious that the Charlie Rose sexual harassment investigation is still ongoing one year after his firing
Source: Page Six
CBS fired Rose on Nov. 21, 2017, yet the investigation into allegations of his sexual misconduct has expanded into a companywide probe. According to Page Six, results of the investigation are due by the end of the year.
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
Michael Bloomberg questions the Charlie Rose sexual harassment allegations
Source: The New York Times
The former New York City mayor weighed in on the allegations against Rose while talking to The New York Times about potentially running for president as a Democrat. Rose taped his PBS show at Bloomberg Television, and Bloomberg TV canceled rebroadcasting Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct allegations were reported against him in The Washington Post. “The stuff I read about is disgraceful — I don’t know how true all of it is,” said Bloomberg, adding: “We never had a complaint, whatsoever, and when I read some of the stuff, I was surprised, I will say. But I never saw anything and we have no record, we’ve checked very carefully.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Les Moonves, Jeff Fager and Charlie Rose helped shape how our society sees women
Source: The Washington Post
"It’s impossible to know how different America would be if power-happy and misogynistic men hadn’t been running the show in so many influential media organizations — certainly not just CBS," says Margaret Sullivan of three high-profile CBS departures. Sullivan points out that powerful men like Moonves, Fager and Rose didn't have to sexually harass women to exert their power, as shown in two instances on Tuesday. CBS News reporter Jericka Duncan, who received a threatening text from then-60 Minutes executive producer Fager, wasn't a victim of sexual harassment. Neither was Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason, who penned a Hollywood Reporter guest column Tuesday describing how CBS boss Moonves sidelined her career. "Neither Duncan nor Bloodworth-Thomason have said they were victims of sexual harassment at CBS. But they certainly were mistreated," says Sullivan. "And these two moments offer a hint of how widespread the damage of a misogynistic culture can be — with the harm extending well beyond the primary victims whose careers, in some cases, were irrevocably derailed." ALSO: CBS News is looking as sexist, sick and predatory as Fox News.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 9:45AM EDT
CBS News requests removal from Charlie Rose sexual harassment lawsuit
CBS News says its three former employees suing Rose have no grounds for claims against the news organization because it can't be responsible for his alleged sexual harassment. ALSO: Charlie Rose made a rare public appearance at John McCain's funeral.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 1:33AM EDT
Louis CK's return may be a preview of how other #MeToo offenders stage their comebacks
The #MeToo offenders could find their way back to the public eye by following Louis CK's lead, staging small comebacks that will generate repeated outrage that will dissipate over time, says Christina Cauterucci. "Here’s a forecast for future post-#MeToo returns based on what has transpired since Sunday," says Cauterucci. "Every time CK or one of his canceled peers reemerges, some people will get mad, but most people won’t, and there will be other, more pressing outrages to smother with energy, and before anyone fully grasps what’s going on, they’ll be back on tour, or rolling through the credits of our TV shows and movies, with an ugly entry on their Wikipedia pages but a growing bank account to soothe that indignity." She adds: "CK’s Sunday set suggests that it may not be a sympathetic Charlie Rose roundtable or glossy magazine spread or self-aware, highly produced streaming special that heralds these men’s reentry into public life. The more likely route to reputation renovation will simply be nonchalant reintroduction into the cultural bloodstream, little by little, like routine allergy shots that cause a milder reaction with each prick."
- Why do the bad men think we need them? "It seems that these men think the world needs them and their work"
- Louis CK should be banished until he demonstrates some measure of understanding of what he has done wrong
- There seems to be a sexist double standard for comebacks: Samantha Bee and Kathy Griffin had to beg for forgiveness, while Louis CK just had to sit out
- Louis CK specialized in a comedy of complicity: "When the charming f*ck-up does something genuinely unforgivable, where is there left for him to go?"
- Michael Che's argument that "any free person has a right to speak and make a living" belittles and delegitimizes the actual conversation around Louis CK
- Louis CK apologists should follow the lead of Michael Ian Black, who seemed to have learned something from sympathizing with the disgraced comedian
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Charlie Rose accused of dodging sexual harassment lawsuit
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Rose was spotted having dinner with his former PBS show executive producer, Yvette Vega, on the day The New Yorker dropped its Ronan Farrow bombshell on Les Moonves' sexual harassment scandal, which also tackled the culture at CBS News and Rose's behavior. Rose's dinner came 10 days after he reportedly had abdominal surgery, which he used as an excuse to postpone his response to a sexual harassment lawsuit brought on by three former staffers. The attorney for the plaintiffs brought up Rose's dinner to suggest he his medical situation isn't that serious. Rose's attorney responded: "He needs to eat."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Charlie Rose reportedly underwent "major surgery" last month
Source: The Blast
According to The Blast, Rose's "major surgery" was revealed in court documents filed in response to litigation over his CBS sexual harassment scandal. Rose's attorney said the former CBS This Morning co-anchor underwent abdominal surgery on July 17 and is taking six weeks to recover. “Mr. Rose’s recent hospitalization and recovery has left him unable to devote the time necessary to work with counsel or prepare a defense to the claims,” his attorney explained.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
Les Moonves sexual harassment allegations look like further proof that abusive power players shape the stories that are told
Moonves is a one of the most influential gatekeepers in what stories are told and how they are told, and his impact extends all the way through CBS' many subsidiaries, from CBS News to CBS All Access to The CW and Simon & Schuster. So it should be concerning that somebody accused of sexual harassment has overseen a CBS Corp. that has been brimming with sexual misconduct allegations, from 60 Minutes to Charlie Rose to former NCIS producer Brad Kern and CW Arrowverse producer Andrew Kreisberg. "The point is simply this: People accused of sexual harassment and assault have formed the backbone of police procedurals, teen superhero dramas and some of the country’s (previously) most trusted news programming," says Caroline Framke. "How did these men shape the stories they were telling to millions? Which stories haven’t been told at all? Whose voices were silenced or dismissed as unimportant? Who was elevated, and who became collateral damage? What, exactly, have we lost because of powerful egos throwing their weight around?"
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Report: 60 Minutes executive producer hired a law firm to water down a Washington Post story on his role in the Charlie Rose scandal
Source: The Daily Beast
60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager, the former CBS News chairman who installed Rose on 60 Minutes in 2008 and tapped him for CBS This Morning in 2011, was barely mentioned in The Washington Post's follow-up May 3 story on Rose's alleged sexual harassment. That's because, according to The Daily Beast, Fager hired the law firm Clare Locke, which has a reputation for "killing stories" about sexual harassment. Clare Locke has done work on behalf of Matt Lauer, according to The Daily Beast, and has used legal tactics against Katie Couric, CNN and Rolling Stone over potential stories. The Daily Beast says The Post's story was to contain a lot of information about Fager, but the story was "effectively neutered" thanks to the law firm's tactics.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
Charlie Rose won't attend Sun Valley gathering of billionaires
Source: Page Six
Earlier this month several new outlets reported that the disgraced former CBS and PBS host had been invited to the annual retreat featuring big names like Disney's Bob Iger and CBS' Les Moonves, sparking speculation of a potential comeback. Now Page Six is reporting that Rose won't attend.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Gayle King thinks the #MeToo movement needs due process
Source: The New York Times
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 Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Charlie Rose is set to hang out with billionaires in Sun Valley -- is this the beginning of his comeback?
Source: Vanity Fair
The disgraced former CBS and PBS host is said to be one of the invitees to the annual Allen & Company retreat that features some of the most powerful powerful moguls, including Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Iger and Les Moonves. As Joe Pompeo points out, the "invite suggests that, in certain quarters, he still very much exists, and raises the still unanswered question of what the afterlife of #MeToo men should be. Can they mingle in gated communities like the Allen & Company gathering but not in public? And how large is the gap between the public discussion of #MeToo and private ones?"