Because the variety of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations continues to develop within the leisure business, so does the variety of entertainers getting ousted from their fundamental gigs. Most lately, longtime journalist and discuss present host Charlie Rose was fired from CBS, PBS and Bloomberg after a number of ladies went public with varied allegations of sexual misconduct. And in an try and fill his spot on the CBS This Morning information desk, it is being reported that CBS goes laborious on making an attempt to get Oprah Winfrey to fill the seat.
On the time of this writing, nothing has been set in stone on that entrance, however PageSix is reporting that the CBS This Morning crew is “begging” Oprah Winfrey to fill within the now-vacant seat that Charlie Rose sat in since 2012. Whereas I am certain everybody would find it irresistible if she would present up and stick round the long term, their requests aren’t for Winfrey decide to a full-time place on CBS This Morning. No, they’re apparently focused on something Winfrey can supply, be it displaying up for one episode of the entire remaining 2017 episodes. Assuming this report has validity, the ball is probably going in Oprah’s courtroom relating to what occurs subsequent.
It is stated that the thought course of behind touchdown Oprah Winfrey, for nevertheless lengthy it will occur, is to usher in somebody well-known sufficient to dissuade audiences from instantly enthusiastic about their presence simply being a substitution for an absent Charlie Rose. Winfrey undoubtedly has the recognition to do such a factor, and he or she’s additionally obtained shut ties to CBS This Morning in that she’s greatest buddies with host Gayle King, who truly referenced Winfrey on-air when reacting to the accusations in opposition to Rose. As effectively, 60 Minutes tapped Winfrey as a particular contributor, which she obtained busy with in September. The morning present is not the identical course of in any respect, in fact, however having fronted her own talk show for so long as she did, Winfrey may doubtless deal with any internet hosting place possible.
In line with the preliminary report, Oprah Winfrey’s rep stated that there had been no official requests for her to hitch CBS This Morning, whereas CBS and Gayle King declined to touch upon the matter. Different stories have acknowledged different CBS Information anchors could be introduced in for This Morning in a rotating capability, however the community is not overflowing with standard information personalities. And that multi-journalist method nearly undoubtedly would not make individuals overlook about Charlie Rose’s scandal, because the dialog would in all probability be like, “So who’s Rose’s substitute going to be in the present day?”
If audiences are fortunate, that reply could sooner or later be Oprah Winfrey, however we’ll have to attend and see what occurs. Within the meantime, catch Oprah Winfrey within the upcoming feature A Wrinkle in Time and tune into CBS This Morning weekday mornings at eight:00 a.m. ET. Then head to our fall TV premiere schedule and our 2018 midseason premiere schedule to see all the things coming to the small display within the close to future, hopefully with none heinous controversies concerned.