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PBS boss addresses the Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley sexual harassment scandals

  • PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger explained at the TV press tour that “we” first “learned of the issue with Charlie Rose the morning they actually wrote the story in The Washington Post." The Smiley situation was different, however, because a complaint was lodged directly with PBS, resulting in a third-party investigation that found more accusations. Kerger further said that despite PBS distributing independently produced programs, “that does not absolve us from the responsibility of trying to ensure that we are supporting a culture where people are respected.”

    TOPICS: PBS, Charlie Rose, Paula Kerger, Tavis Smiley, Sexual Misconduct