Duke University rescinds journalism award for Charlie Rose

December 4, 2017
FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Charlie Rose attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. Some U.S. universities are reviewing whether to revoke honorary degrees given to prominent men accused of sexual misconduct. North Carolina State, Oswego State and Montclair State are reviewing honorary degrees given to Rose, who has been accused of harassment. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A Duke University journalism program has rescinded an award given to television host Charlie Rose in response to sexual harassment allegations.

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy announced Monday that it was taking back the award given annually to outstanding journalists who graduated from Duke. Rose received the Futrell Award in September 2000.

The center’s director, Bill Adair, said the action was unprecedented in the history of the award established in 1999.

A lawyer for Rose didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.

Rose was fired by CBS, and PBS cut ties with him after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances.

Duke issued a statement saying it has no plans to rescind a separate honorary degree given to Rose in 2016.

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