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Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

Sep. 18, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leaders of the movement suggest that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine...

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

Sep. 16, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year's host network, NBC, could accommodate its "Sunday Night Football" franchise (New York Giants at Dallas...

Steve Bannon: Time's Up is most powerful political movement

Sep. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Steve Bannon says he thinks Time's Up is "the single most powerful potential political movement in the world." Bannon spoke Saturday in New York during an...

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...

CBS reporter says she felt threatened by Fager message

Sep. 13, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News reporter Jericka Duncan said Thursday she felt threatened when "60 Minutes" boss Jeff Fager sent her a text message to "be careful" when she questioned him about reports that he tolerated an abusive environment at the newsmagazine. Fager was fired Wednesday over the message. He'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...

Jeff Fager, '60 Minutes' executive producer named in reports about tolerating an abusive workplace, steps down.

Sep. 12, 2018 1:53 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Fager, '60 Minutes' executive producer named in reports about tolerating an abusive workplace, steps down.

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 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'...

CBS' Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

Sep. 9, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the veteran television executive of sexual misconduct. The resignation is effective immediately, CBS said in a statement posted on its website Sunday night. The New Yorker magazine reported the latest allegations...