With Charlie Rose and Jeff Fager gone, CBS News faces a daunting task to repair the damage from sexual harassment scandals


Former “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager, left, and CBS News President David Rhodes at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Los Angeles in 2012.

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With Charlie Rose and Jeff Fager gone, CBS News faces a daunting task to repair the damage from sexual harassment …

But in the last 10 months, the #MeToo movement has shaken the operation to its core. Allegations of sexual misconduct ejected Charlie Rose from his anchor role at “CBS This Morning” in November. The program has declined in ratings this past year after having grown steadily during his tenure.

A second blow came Sept. 12 when Jeff Fager’s long run as executive producer of the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” ended after he faced allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior. His departure stunned his loyal staff of producers and correspondents who saw him as a protector of the network’s journalistic crown jewel.

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