Publicado: Vie, Setiembre 14, 2018
Espectáculos | Por Manuelo Venegas

‘60 Minutes’ Chief Fager Fired From CBS After Violating Policy

‘60 Minutes’ Chief Fager Fired From CBS After Violating Policy

Farrow's New Yorker piece detailed multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves, but Bloodworth-Thomason zeroes in on a whole other type of harassment as she shares her story about how the once-powerful CBS executive derailed her career as a television writer.

CBS News president David Rhodes announced Fager's exit in a note to staff Wednesday.

CBS said in an internal memo that, although the allegations are not directly related to Fager's termination, the company is still conducting an independent investigation into the matter.

Fager responded to Duncan's request for comment, a journalistic standard, with an angry response telling the reporter she would be "held responsible for harming me" if she repeated the allegations without her own reporting on the subject.

He said his contract terminated early "because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story".

He said Mr Fager had "violated company policy", without elaborating on how.

Moonves, the longtime head of CBS, stepped down Sunday night following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "60 Minutes".

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Fager was named chairman of CBS News in 2011, overseeing the transition on "Evening News" between Dan Rather and Katie Couric. "Bill Owens will manage the 60 Minutes team as Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews and I begin the search for a new executive producer of the program". Would the company have cashiered Fager for that mere offense, absent the underlying claims?

Also in that New Yorker package: An on-the-record account from a former CBS intern who alleged that Fager had groped her buttocks at a work party in the late 2000s.

In a statement, Moonves said, "Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am".

Original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason and executive producer Harry Thomason are behind the new multi-cam series, which will "follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm". The vast majority of Twitter users think that Moonves assaulted Angela Lansbury, star of the hit CBS detective drama Murder, She Wrote, and now, fans are coming to the 92-year-old actress' defense.

Moonves had already been in exit talks with CBS.

The writer-producer ends her editorial by channeling Julia Sugarbaker, the fierce Southern feminist played by Dixie Carter in Designing Women, and giving Moonves a profane three-word send-off.

Incidentally, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is now developing a Designing Women reboot, but this time she won't have to worry about Les Moonves blocking it no matter what network she pitches it to.

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