Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News' decision to pass on Ronan Farrow's investigation into Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein's accusers criticizing the network's latest explanation and President Donald Trump chiming in Tuesday.
Trump tweeted that NBC is "now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct." He called NBC "FAKE NEWS."
The Latest: Trump weighs in on NBC-Ronan Farrow dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on allegations between NBC and Ronan Farrow (all times local):
President Donald Trump is joining criticism of NBC News for passing last year on journalist Ronan Farrow's investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein.
The president tweeted Tuesday that NBC is now "fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly unethical conduct."
NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's news chairman sent an exhaustive defense of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network's rejection of the story was baseless.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of the former "Today" show anchor's behavior until the complaint that doomed him.
Hoda Kotb will join Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of NBC News' TODAY Show, network officials announced Tuesday.
The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman of the NBC News Group.
Together, Guthrie and Kotb will co-anchor the 7 to 9 a.m. hours of TODAY, along with weather anchor Al Roker and Orange Room host Carson Daly. Kotb will also continue co-hosting the 10 a.m. hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford.
As accused sexual harassers from stage, screen and Capitol Hill continue to tumble, the biggest thud last week undoubtedly came with the news that NBC "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer was canned after a "detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," according to a statement from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack. And while some celebrities and co-workers stood up for Mr. Lauer, many more praised the complainant and the guts it took for her to come forward. Status, power or privilege should never insulate or otherwise protect anyone from their own crude, demeaning behavior.
Trump turns Lauer firing into occasion to blast ‘Fake News’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump turned the firing of NBC's Matt Lauer into a fresh opportunity to attack the press Wednesday, unleashing a series of cryptic and personal tweets aimed at prominent media figures.
NEWTOWN - Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will air on Father’s Day over the objections of Sandy Hook families, NBC’s top executive said.
“I’ve got tremendous understanding of why they are so upset, as they have every right to be,” NBC News Chairman Andy Lack told the Associated Press. “It doesn’t stop us from doing controversial stories.”
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News is moving ahead with plans to air Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this weekend despite a backlash that has cost the show advertisers and led to Kelly being dropped as host for an event by an organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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