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Fox News Fires Ed Henry After Workplace Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Fox News Fires Ed Henry After Workplace Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Misconduct

has terminated veteran anchor Ed Henry after investigating a complaint about “willful sexual misconduct in the workplace.”Henry, a longtime Washington correspondent who was recently made co-anchor of the Fox Corp.-owned network’s mid-morning program “America’s Newsroom,” was let go quickly after the network received a complaint on June 25 from a former employee about Henry’s behavior from “years ago,” according to a statement from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace. “Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation....

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Tucker Carlson Is Losing More Sponsors. But Is Fox News Losing Ad Cash?

Tucker Carlson Is Losing More Sponsors. But Is Fox News Losing Ad Cash?

. But the real question is whether is losing any of the cash those sponsors regularly invest in its overall programming.In recent days, another tranche of sponsors has made public statements about yanking commercials from “ Tonight,” a mainstay of Fox News Channel’s heavily-watched primetime lineup. These advertisers are responding to outrage over the host’s recent comment about protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police – an incident that has spurred a national referendum on the way people of various races and backgrounds are treated in America.Black...

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Journalists Under Fire: Reporters Covering Protests Face Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Arrests

Journalists Under Fire: Reporters Covering Protests Face Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Arrests

Ringo H W Chiu/AP/Shutterstockanchor usually gets to do his job from the comfort of a New York studio, surrounded by a helpful crew and the latest technology. On Saturday, he had to worry about being tear-gassed on the streets of Minneapolis.Velshi, who has been delivering reports from the streets of that protest-torn city, was struck by a rubber bullet while covering the scene, just one of a number of mainstream press operatives confronted by new realities as they set about their job of trying to provide information to the public about a story that is more dangerous than the norm....

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NFL Draft Will Get April Showcase on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network

NFL Draft Will Get April Showcase on ESPN, ABC, NFL Network

There may or may not be a full-fledged NFL season this year, but there will at the very least be an .Disney will for a second year televise the annual event across ESPN and ABC, which organizers hope will prove an attractive draw to sports fans who have few new games to watch due to the coronavirus pandemic.“We recognize the challenging times we are living in, but we are looking forward to presenting the 2020 NFL Draft and providing some hope for football fans everywhere,” said Seth Markman, vice president of production for ESPN, in a statement.  “For the past couple of years, ESPN’s NFL...

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'Saturday Night Live' Will Return With Original Content

'Saturday Night Live' Will Return With Original Content

“” will return this weekend, but it won’t be “live from New York” in the way its viewers have come to expect.said that the venerable late-night series, which has been off the air for several weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, would air original content on Satuday, April 11, with material produced by a staff working remotely. Pieces are likely to include a “Weekend Update” segment and other material from cast members. NBC offered no details about a host or musical guest.“SNL” will be after the spread of coronavirus has made traditional production of the shows impossible. For decades,...

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Colbert, Fallon, Meyers Late-Night Shows Will Suspend Production

Colbert, Fallon, Meyers Late-Night Shows Will Suspend Production

NBC and CBS said they would suspend production of its two flagship late-night programs for a period of at least two weeks, the latest bit of fallout around wee-hours TV related to the spread of .Starting Friday, “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” will suspend production through a previously planned hiatus, which had been scheduled for the week of “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows as we get closer to the start of production,” NBC said in a statement. Meanwhile, CBS’ said “Late Show” would forgo production of three original broadcast...

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New York's Late-Night Shows Will Drop Live Audiences Amid Coronavirus Concerns

New York's Late-Night Shows Will Drop Live Audiences Amid Coronavirus Concerns

TV’s late-night laughs will continue. But they will have to do so without live audiences to make them.AAmid rising fears about the spread of in the region, New York’s top late-night talk shows will all over the next few days cease to incorporate live audiences into their broadcasts.The decision affects CBS’ “,” NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “ With Seth Meyers,” Comedy Central’s “” HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” TBS’ “” and Fox News Channel’s “The Greg Gutfeld Show” all said Wednesday that they would tape their broadcasts in...

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'60 Minutes' Producer Alleges CBS News Ignored Boss' Misconduct

'60 Minutes' Producer Alleges CBS News Ignored Boss' Misconduct

An associate producer at ’ “” alleges in a new lawsuit that she was “ostracized, isolated and penalized” after reporting inappropriate behavior by one of the venerable newsmagazine’s senior producers, and now wants a jury to decide whether she is owed damages.Cassandra Vinograd logged stints at the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal and NBC News before being hired in June to join the London office of “.” But within weeks, she alleges, she was confronted with inappropriate behavior from Michael Gavshon, a longtime “60 Minutes” producer. She alleges Gavshon often drank to excess during...

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