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CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message

Sep. 18, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. Chen hadn't appeared on the show during its season-opening week last week....

Julie Chen signs off 'Big Brother' as Julie Chen Moonves

Sep. 14, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations. The 48-year-old ended Thursday's "Big Brother" broadcast by saying, "From outside the 'Big Brother' house, I'm Julie Chen...

A CBS network shaped by Moonves is challenged without him

Sep. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the past two decades, CBS may just as well have been called the Moonves Broadcasting System. Now it's time to move on. Moonves, who was ousted over the weekend as head of CBS Corp. amid a continuing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, began working as the network's...

'60 Minutes' chief Jeff Fager fired over policy violation

Sep. 12, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News on Wednesday fired "60 Minutes" top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager's firing was "not directly related" to the...

CBS exec's downfall shows the power _ and limits _ of #MeToo

Sep. 11, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations over the past year, CBS is facing criticism for not pushing him out sooner, for thanking him in its announcement and for offering...

CBS' King calls on CBS to make report on Moonves public

Sep. 11, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News anchor Gayle King says the network should release its report on sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leslie Moonves, who was ousted on Sunday. King, speaking Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," said that "I don't know how we move forward if we at CBS don't have...

CBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves, but will he see it?

Sep. 11, 2018 12:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS revealed Monday that it set aside $120 million in severance for ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves. But whether he sees a penny of it is one of the tough and potentially incendiary decisions the network faces after his resignation over sexual misconduct accusations. Despite Moonves'...

The Latest: Moonves ouster could make CBS takeover target

Sep. 10, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ouster of CBS chief Les Moonves (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover. Moonves was ousted on Sunday, just hours after the...

After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

Sep. 10, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but a related deal could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon. Moonves was ousted Sunday, just hours...

Les Moonves' wife Julie Chen absent from 'The Talk'

Sep. 10, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Chen, wife of Les Moonves, was absent Monday but a central topic on "The Talk," her talk show on the network, a day after a new round of sexual misconduct allegations brought the departure of the CBS chief executive. In what was supposed to be a celebratory season premiere Monday...