CBS fired Charlie Rose on Tuesday, 21 November, just a day after eight women accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct. Not long afterward, PBS canceled distribution of Charlie's self-titled nightly interview program.
The president of CBS, David Rhodes told staff members in an internal email that one of the hosts of CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes correspondent Charlie Roses had been ousted after allegations were raised “of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”
Talk Show Host Charlie Rose Fired From CBS And PBS After Sexual Harassment Allegations
PBS released a statement 70 minutes after CBS cut ties with the host.
The nonprofit broadcaster said in its statement;
In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and canceled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.
Bloomberg TV, which had also carried Charlie and provided the studio for it, announced that it had terminated its rebroadcast agreement soon after the PBS announcement.
As previously reported, eight women accused Charlie of sexual misconduct which includes walking around naked in their presence, groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas, and lewd phone calls.