'CBS This Morning' to air for 1st time after Rose suspension

Screengrab via Washington Post  YouTube

Screengrab via Washington Post YouTube

On Monday, Rose was suspended from CBS, and PBS and Bloomberg, who air his "Charlie Rose" talk show announced they were pulling the show from their scheduled.

Rose was sacked Tuesday from CBS, where he co-hosted "CBS This Morning" and contributed to "60 Minutes", and PBS' "The Charlie Rose Show" after the Washington Post published an article Monday about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them. In a statement late Monday, he apologized for his actions and said he was "deeply embarrassed".

The Washington Post reports that the allegations include "lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks, and genital areas".

On Tuesday morning's show, co-hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King addressed the matter in frank detail. Rose's bathroom behavior, which allegedly involved summoning underlings to him as he bathed, became so well-known by the women that they gave it a nickname: "the shower trick".

The Post reports that they found additional female former employees of Rose's who said they had been harassed.

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"How do you wrap your brain around that?" she said. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour said to have revolved around his PBS programme".

PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. He admitted behaving insensitively, but wrote that he did not "believe that all of these allegations are accurate". "PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect", a spokesperson said.

"I think that you can't understate, you know, the level of influence and power that a man like Charlie Rose has", Brittain said. She said Rose groped her on multiple occasions and once, during a business trip to IN, called her to his hotel room where he emerged from a shower naked. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

Said King: "I really am reeling". Two women said he "walked naked in front of them" after taking a shower. PBS said it hasn't yet considered what will replace the show; the service is providing member stations reruns of programs like "This Old House" and "Finding Your Roots" to fill holes in their schedule this week. Rose is also contributor to CBS acclaimed Sunday evening newsmagazine 60 Minutes.

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