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Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
Oprah to serve as godmother to a new cruise ship
In a video released with Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey announced she will be hosting a "Girls' Getaway" in January.
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 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 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 Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Gayle King says Oprah wanted her Golden Globes speech to be “uniting": “She did not want it to be a political speech”
“I did not think they would be talking about it in presidential terms,” says the CBS This Morning co-anchor, who served as Oprah Winfrey’s “practice audience," in an interview with People magazine. “I thought that they would be talking about it because it was powerful. She wasn’t writing this thinking, ‘I’m going to launch my presidential campaign,’ which, by the way, she’s not even thinking about having a presidential campaign. She wasn’t thinking in those terms. I thought they’d be talking about it because I knew it was going to be good.”
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 Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Hoda Kotb received congratulations from Matt Lauer on her promotion to Today co-anchor
"I did hear from him, yeah, he texted me and he said congratulations and some really nice words, and it meant the world when I saw the text pop up," Kotb tells Entertainment Tonight. "My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that.” Kotb adds that her relationship with Lauer is “complicated,” adding: “You know, Matt is our good friend and continues to be, and I think for both of us, we've just been trying to navigate this time and honor our love and friendship with Matt, but also understand and try to learn more about these circumstances," Kotb shares. "So, it's complicated when you are surprised by revelations, but you still care deeply for somebody who's a friend. I think for all of us, we've just been trying to navigate through that, with straightforwardness and honesty and integrity."
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 Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
Gayle King picked a bad time to compliment a U.S. senator on his looks
After interviewing Republican senator John Thune today on CBS This Morning, King told him: “Very nice to see you in person. You look as good in person as you do on TV.”
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”
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Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 1:38PM EST
Matt Lauer’s apology wasn’t much of an apology
The fired Today host may have said he was “truly sorry,” but his entire statement is “the latest iteration in the popular new genre of powerful men acknowledging their misdeeds while attempting to avoid admitting to serious wrongdoing,” says Constance Grady. She points out that the bulk of his statement is devoted to his regret at being caught. “For an ‘apology,’ it’s less ‘I am sorry that I did something terrible’ and more, ‘I am embarrassed that I was caught,’” she says. Eric Deggans adds that there has become “a sad ritual to these sexual harassment/assault media scandals; subject denies every allegation is true, yet still apologizes without admitting serious guilt; those still employed express sorrow, praise those who came forward.”
- With its latest statement, NBC News is pleading ignorance on Lauer while allowing that some women might have complained to someone
- NBC News reports there may be as many as eight accusers
- CNN president Jeff Zucker, former Today executive producer and NBC boss, said today of Matt Lauer: “No one ever brought to me, or to my knowledge, there was never, there was never a complaint about Matt. There was never a suggestion of that kind of deviant, predatory behavior. Not even a whisper of it, nothing like that.”
- Why Lauer is unlikely to ever be prosecuted for his alleged sexual assault of an NBC staffer in 2001
- Female Today staffers who didn’t flirt with Lauer were not considered good colleagues, People reports
- Today fans still showed up at Rockefeller Center in force the day after Lauer’s ouster
- GMA aired some of Lauer’s troubling clips this morning, while on CBS Gayle King said her thoughts are with Lauer’s wife and kids
- Paparazzi caught Lauer wearing sunglasses yesterday outside his Hamptons home
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Three female CBS News staffers came forward today accusing Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct
“Two of the women who came forward at CBS say they are not ready for the details of their allegations to be made public,” CBS News correspondent Bianna Golodryga reported Tuesday night on CBS Evening News, which made Rose’s firing the No. 2 story. “But a third woman alleges Rose whispered a sexual innuendo while touching her inappropriately at a work-related event.”