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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.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
Today and CBS This Morning are showing they never needed Matt Lauer or Charlie Rose
Rose’s exit hasn’t hurt his former CBS morning show’s ratings, and Today without Lauer has only thrived and beat the competition since his ouster. Which begs the question: Do viewers actually care who hosts their favorite morning news programs, or were they impressed by how Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell and Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb each handled the loss of their male co-anchor?
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
BBC’s Katty Kay will join Christiane Ampanpour in fillling the Charlie Rose timeslot
BBC News Washington correspondent Kay’s Beyond 100 Days, focusing on the Trump administration, will be paired with Amanpour’s CNN International program that began airing in Rose’s former timeslot last week.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
PBS suspends Tavis Smiley’s late-night talk show following a sexual misconduct investigation
Variety reports that Tavis Smiley’s namesake talk show has been suspended following an investigation that found that Smiley “had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, they described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.” PBS said in a statement that its “investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.” Smiley is the second PBS host with a namesake late-night talk show to be suspended amid sexual harassment allegations, following Charlie Rose three weeks ago.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Samantha Bee points to “sh*tty media men” for unfair coverage of Hillary Clinton
“Can men who hate women be objective journalists?” Bee asked rhetorically, while showing pictures of Mark Halperin, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush, all of whom helped shaped coverage of Clinton as a candidate.
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin’s accusers form an advocacy group
The coalition of women are calling themselves “Press Forward.” "It's time to move the needle forward and create a safe work environment for all women in the workplace, beginning with the newsroom," said group spokesperson Eleanor McManus. "This is about women finding their voices, and companies understanding the shameful power imbalance that has been in place way too long."
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
PBS announces Christiane Amanpour as Charlie Rose’s interim replacement
In an unusual arrangement, Amanpour’s CNN International show will take over Rose’s timeslot, with the name Amanpour on PBS. PBS also said it is “finalizing plans for a second public affairs program to follow Amanpour on PBS in the 11:30pm half hour time slot, rounding out the hour."
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Today and CBS This Morning are going with all-women lineups this week
After dealing with their respective sexual harassment firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, NBC News and CBS News have scheduled only female co-hosts for their morning shows this week. On NBC, Hoda Kotb will continue anchoring with Savannah Guthrie. On CBS, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King will be joined by Bianna Golodryga. CBS will return to having a male co-host next week when Face the Nation moderator John Dickerson fills in on CBS This Morning. In the wake of the sexual harassment revelations, some have suggested doing away with the traditional male-female co-host dynamic. ALSO: Gayle King says: “I don’t see myself on TV at 70, but never say never”
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
Seth Meyers did not hold back in slamming former NBC colleague Matt Lauer
While fellow NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon told “one measly joke” in response to Lauer's firing, Meyers — whose response to Lauer’s firing was delayed because Wednesday’s Late Night was pretaped — “came back with a vengeance on Thursday,” says Matt Wilstein. Last night's “A Closer Look” segment went into detail on the “disturbing” allegations against the former Today star, including the “F, Marry, Kill” game and the dildo he brought to work. “I don’t know who you said you’d marry in those situations, but I do know that you killed your career and f*cked yourself,” said Meyers. The Late Night host also highlighted what was considered Lauer's preferential treatment for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton at last year’s Commander-in-Chief forum. Meyers also showed a clip of Lauer interviewing another accused sexual harasser, Bill O’Reilly, just a few months ago. “Wow, he was talking to Bill O’Reilly, but he just as easily could have been talking to a mirror,” Meyers said.
- What we lose when we let “Predatory Men” like Matt Lauer shape the national conversation
- NBC’s Today showed a “theater of accountability,” turning what was supposed to be scrutiny into grief
- Megyn Kelly wants Matt Lauer and his accusers on her show, yet NBC News seems unwilling to be “transparent”
- NBC News chairman Andy Lack was brought back to fix NBC News after the Brian Williams fiasco, yet NBC News is mired in controversy
- Veep producer/former NY Times critic Frank Rich knew about the allegations three weeks ago: “NBC and NBC News should not be allowed to play the victim here”
- It’s time to scrap “America’s Dad” as our journalistic standard
- In Touch Weekly’s new issue, published before Lauer’s firing, had the headline: “Matt’s Quitting The Today Show!”
- Lauer has disappeared from social media
- Lauer, Charlie Rose held rarefied positions as ambassadors to the public on behalf of their corporations
- Lauer’s secret door-locking button is a vivid metaphor of the amount of power he wielded
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Networks became too reliant on larger-than-life TV news stars, as shown in the firings of Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose
“As leading national news hosts able to reach millions of people, Mr. Lauer and Mr. Rose are in a different sphere,” says Jim Rutenberg. “The notion of anchor as authority — a stubbornly male prototype that goes back to the pre-feminist days of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite — was flawed to begin with. And yet, news organizations continue to depend on stars to what often seems like an unhealthy degree. In this, they are not so different from Hollywood producers whose main concern is having a big opening weekend. The stature of the men behind the desk was such that they ended up holding a high level of power within their organizations to go with their lavish pay. And, per the accusations against them, they used it on underlings who, as one of Mr. Lauer’s accusers put it to The Times, did not feel as if they were able to say no or repeat mistreatment to higher-ups.
- Lauer’s firing gives NBC a chance to “test a longstanding myth” that expensive talent is essential to a show's success
- Lauer was able to get away with bad behavior because Today made its own rules, operating independently within NBC News
- “Ailes. O'Reilly. Halperin. Rose. Lauer. These were among the most influential, best paid figures in TV news.”
- Lauer made at least $100 million before NBC fired him
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Today will never be the same, especially with its notion of “family”
For years, promoted the fiction that the Today show was like family with its “manufactured conviviality,” which “NBC played into that by steadily creating cults of personality around its anchors,” says Sonia Saraiya. “And yet," she adds, "Wednesday morning, turning on Today brought the sexual harassment movement right to your home, whether you wanted it or not. Now that we all know about Matt Lauer’s secret button that locked the door behind unsuspecting women he called into his office, the illusion of a happy television family is hard to believe in. Now the viewing audience has to reckon with the fact that the man they knew and watched for 20 years is, according to the company who made his career and the co-anchor who still calls herself his friend, a predator.”
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- Should NBC promote from within? Or pick somebody from CNBC or MSNBC?
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- Watch Charlie Rose awkwardly ask Matt Lauer and Katie Couric about their chemistry