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Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
The "redemption narrative" seems inevitable for the powerful men sidelined by sexual misconduct
The recent spate of stories on sexual abusers like Louis CK, Mario Batali and Matt Lauer potentially staging comebacks are all part of the redemption arc, says Stassa Edwards. "There’s a certain tick-tock already baked in the redemption story; a sense that there are correct steps done in a thoughtful order to restore temporarily suspended careers," she says. "The first is to admit wrongdoing and apologize. CK issued an apology, as did Batali (Batali’s, done through his newsletter, even included a recipe for cinnamon rolls). The second is evidence that a man has made some sort of effort to change. This is usually in the form of thinking or listening, perhaps even a kind of soul-searching." Edwards notes that these redemption narratives don't ask difficult questions, nor do they make difficult demands. "It’s revealing that such self-reflection never results in the conclusion that men who have spent careers harassing and bullying should not return to those careers," she says. "They never reach the conclusion that their past actions have permanently degraded their authority as cultural arbiters. It’s telling that they demand not just forgiveness but the continued public support that an actor or chef or journalist requires with giving so little in return. But then they would have to question the very 'self,' and its true capacity for reflection, they value so dearly. The work of making amends is messy and long; there is no room for such things in these swift and tidy narratives."
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Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Charlie Rose described as "broken" and "desperately lonely" since his sexual harassment scandal
The Hollywood Reporter describes how Rose was completely ignored last week and had to keep his head down while visiting a popular New York City restaurant. "Dressed in a dark suit, Rose projected dishevelment: his hair messy, his notebook's pages askew, his gait shuffling," writes James Oliver Cury. A source says of Rose's current state: "He's a broken, powerful, old man surrounded by people who love him, but the truth is, he is desperately lonely." ALSO: The Hollywood Reporter criticized for giving Rose the "sob stories" treatment.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Ali Wentworth jokes that husband George Stephanopoulos is the "last man standing" on morning TV
Wentworth calls her husband of 17 years a "stand-up dude." Wentworth says when the Good Morning America anchor first heard about Matt Lauer's button, he wanted one for himself. "He thought it would be great because he could keep everyone out of his way and just do his work,” said Wentworth.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
CBS News creates a "working group" to address workplace issues following the Charlie Rose scandal
"We want to listen to your thoughts on workplace issues, to learn about practices and customs that are in our way, to find out what we're doing right and where we need to do better," said CBS News' Karen Raffensperger, the director of standards and practices, in an email to staffers about the initiative she is heading.
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 Thursday 3/22/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Jay Leno mocks sexual harassers Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose in surprise Tonight Show return
“How about Charlie Rose, walking around naked in front of interns," said Leno, filling in briefly for Jimmy Fallon. "When did newsmen start behaving like this? I don’t remember Walter Cronkite prancing around in front of Margaret Thatcher like, ‘Take a look at this, Margaret.'”
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
What was Charlie Rose doing at a #MeToo gathering?
Page Six reports that the disgraced former PBS and CBS This Morning host "awkwardly stumbled into the Manhattan screening of an animated #MeToo movement-themed film" while having dinner at an upscale restaurant.
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 Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
Connie Chung was impressed with how her former news organizations handled the Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose scandals
The veteran of NBC News, ABC News, CBS News and CNN told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she also experienced sexual harassment in her career. "Oh yeah, sure, every day. I mean, a lot, especially when I started out,” she said. As for Lauer and Rose, Chung said: ”I’m very proud of CBS and NBC for just taking quick action. Some people might be victims of precipitous action but these two, the reports about them seemed excessive." Of the #MeToo movement, she added: "I was thrilled for this moment, for women!"
Posted Tuesday 1/16/18 at 6:10PM EST
PBS boss addresses the Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley sexual harassment scandals
PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger explained at the TV press tour that “we” first “learned of the issue with Charlie Rose the morning they actually wrote the story in The Washington Post." The Smiley situation was different, however, because a complaint was lodged directly with PBS, resulting in a third-party investigation that found more accusations. Kerger further said that despite PBS distributing independently produced programs, “that does not absolve us from the responsibility of trying to ensure that we are supporting a culture where people are respected.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
CBS is set to name John Dickerson as Charlie Rose's replacement on CBS This Morning
Dickerson is closing in on the co-anchor job, according to The Huffington Post. It’s unclear if the Face the Nation host would stay with the Sunday morning news show if he were to become a CBS This Morning co-anchor along with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. Dickerson had been filling in on the CBS morning show since Rose was removed in November.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Late-night talk shows are “the last bastion of the patriarchy”
“Late-night talk shows remain firmly in the grip of the patriarchy,” says Aaron Barnhart, who notes that the last time a woman headlined a network late-night show was in 2001. Barnhart says he "added up the combined tenures of every female host in the history of late-night talk shows and got a total of 14 years... Jimmy Kimmel Live will mark 15 years next month.” The lack of women in late-night, he adds, “means something at a time when many are seeking to change the conversation about women in our culture. What better way than to have women leading the conversation?”
# TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler, David Letterman, Jack Paar, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson, Stephen Colbert, Tavis Smiley, Late Night, Women and TV
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Why City University of New York’s journalism school waited a month to revoke Charlie Rose's Lifetime Achievement Award
"We wanted to give it careful thought and not react in a knee-jerk way," says Dean Sarah Bartlett.