PBS cuts ties with Charlie Rose after claims of sexual misconduct

November 21st, 2017 3:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Rose, 75, has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics on weeknights on PBS’ schedule since 1991. PBS had suspended his show late Monday after The Washington Post published an article about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them.

While PBS has distributed the program, it is produced by a company owned by Rose.

PBS’ announcement that it was terminating its relationship with the host came an hour after CBS News announced it was terminating Rose, who hosted “CBS This Morning” and contributed to “60 Minutes.”

In a statement, PBS said the service “expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King appear on the set of 'CBS This Morning' recently. Rose has been fired from the network after allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (CBS via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_rose.jpgNorah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King appear on the set of 'CBS This Morning' recently. Rose has been fired from the network after allegations of sexual misconduct against him. (CBS via AP)


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