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CBS fires Charlie Rose after sex allegations

Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end today when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a note to staff. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program. Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.”

Rose’s departure marks the downfall of one of television’s most venerable journalists and a major blow to CBS News, which enjoyed its greatest success ever in the morning thanks to “CBS This Morning,” which was built around Rose and his co-anchors, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, in 2012.

Rose’s serious demeanor and ability to engage a wide range of personalities in politics, the arts and business earned him respect and global recognition. He frequently jetted off to land interviews with world leaders.

“There is not a single person of note on the planet who does not know who he is,” said one CBS News executive who spoke on condition of anonymity. “His talent was so in the stratosphere.”

CBS had moved quickly Monday to suspend Rose, 75, after The Washington Post reported that day that eight women said they were subjected to inappropriate behavior while working with him. The story said Rose made unwanted sexual advances, appeared nude in their presence or groped them. His PBS talk show also was halted and there was no immediate update on the long-term status of the program.

Rose posted a statement on Twitter apologizing for his “inappropriate behavior.”

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate,” he said. “I always felt that I pursued shared feelings though I now realize that I was mistaken.”

On this morning’s “CBS This Morning” broadcast, King and Donnell weighed in about their colleague.

“There is no excuse for this alleged behavior,” O’Donnell said. “It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening and I’m going to continue to do that. This I know is true: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility.”

King said she was “reeling” from the revelations about Rose and got little sleep before today’s episode of the show.

“We are all rocked by this,” King said. “And I — I want to echo what Norah said. I really applaud the women that speak up despite the friendship. He doesn’t get a pass because I can’t stop thinking about the anguish of these women, what happened to their dignity, what happened to their bodies, what happened maybe to even their careers.”

For CBS, a change to the lineup around the glass roundtable at its studio in Manhattan presents a challenge for what has become a profitable bright spot for its news division.

Rose’s presence on “CBS This Morning” signified a commitment to serious news, which has been a major factor in the program’s ratings growth in recent years.

“CBS This Morning” has run in third place behind ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Today.” But since 2012, the CBS program has added viewers, while ABC and NBC have seen significant declines.

King, a longtime TV personality best known for her close friendship with Oprah Winfrey, has emerged as a network news star on the program. But Rose was seen as giving the show its creditability as a smarter alternative for morning viewers.

CBS did not name a replacement for Rose on “CBS This Morning.” A number of CBS News personalities are expected to fill his chair until a permanent co-anchor is named.

Woman seriously injured in Waipahu stabbing

Emergency Medical Services transported a 24-year-old woman to a hospital after she was allegedly stabbed in Waipahu.

EMS said the woman was assaulted and stabbed once to her upper back at about 5:50 p.m. Monday. Paramedics responded and treated the victim before transporting her to an area hospital in serious condition.

Santa Clara Hosting Spectacular Holiday Events

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FranklinCovey's Chris McChesney To Deliver Keynote At KPMG's 27th Annual Accounting & Financial Reporting Symposium

Chris McChesney, a global leadership expert at FranklinCovey, co-author of the Wall Street Journal #1 best-seller, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and a primary developer of FranklinCovey’s solution for strategic goal achievement in organizations, will serve as a keynote speaker at KPMG LLP’s 27th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Symposium, one of the accounting industry’s most popular educational programs on financial reporting issuesNEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris McChesney, a global leadership expert at FranklinCovey, co-author of the Wall Street Journal #1 best-seller, The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and a primary developer of FranklinCovey's solution for strategic goal achievement in organizations,...

Worldwide $9 Billion Mobile Crane Market 2017-2025 - Focus on Construction, Oil & Gas, Shipping & Port Building, Power & Utilities Industries

Research and Markets LogoDUBLIN, November 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Mobile Crane Market Size, Worldwide Analysis: Forecasts 2025" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The global mobile crane market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.16% during the forecast period 2017 - 2025 and...

Salesfusion Launches New Landing Page Builder

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The ATOM Group Partners with 7CTOs to Shape the Modern CTO

The ATOM Group, www.theatomgroup.com, combines a rare blend of business acumen and purposeful technical application.  ATOM focuses on serving clients through technical projects and staff augmentation engagements for mobile and web software development, enterprise applications, business intelligence, compliance and security along with business strategy, technical leadership consulting, and corporate training. (PRNewsfoto/The ATOM Group)PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The ATOM Group, www.theatomgroup.com, has announced a partnership with San Diego based 7CTOs, www.7ctos.com, to bring the company's mission of building the world's best Chief Technology Officers to the Greater Boston Area.  Beginning in 2018...

Kenon's Subsidiary OPC Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results
SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OPC Energy Ltd. ("OPC") (formerly IC Power Israel Ltd.), a subsidiary of IC Power Ltd. ("IC Power"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenon Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KEN) (TASE: KEN) ("Kenon"), announces its results for Q3 2017. Discussion of Results...
NYX Gaming Group Limited Announces Amendment to Arrangement Agreement with Scientific Games and Waiver of Standstill

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Bowers & Wilkins adds audio industry veteran David Ellington to expanding North American sales team

David Ellington, Bowers & WilkinsREDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowers & Wilkins, the British loudspeaker brand known for its high-performance audio products, is continuing to expand its growing sales channel with the addition of audio industry veteran David Ellington. Joining as Regional Sales...

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