Television industry

FILE - In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS revealed Monday that it set aside $120 million in severance for ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves. But whether he sees a penny of it is one of the tough and potentially incendiary decisions the network faces after his resignation over sexual misconduct accusations. Despite...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, left, and his wife Julie Chen arrive for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner in Washington. Chen was absent from her talk CBS show, “The Talk” a day after a new round of sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves brought the departure of the CBS chief executive. In what was supposed to be a celebratory season premiere Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the show's four other panelists walked out somberly without Chen, who acts as host and moderator. Sharon Osbourne choked back tears as she announced Chen would be taking time off to be with her family, and expressed support for her co-star and friend. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
September 10, 2018 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the ouster of one of the TV industry's most powerful executives, Les Moonves, with allegations of sexual misconduct continuing to surface (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Julie Chen, wife of Les Moonves, was absent from her talk show on the network "The Talk" a day after a...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sizing up a future of a network without its kingmaker, Wall Street sent shares of CBS down sharply Monday, the first day of trading since the departure of Les Moonves. CBS said late Sunday, as more allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, that Moonves would be replaced and that the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, CBS said longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2018 - 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the veteran television executive of sexual misconduct. The resignation is effective immediately, CBS said in a statement posted on its website Sunday night. The New Yorker magazine reported the latest...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise Montana's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. Cahill says the tobacco industry is attempting to deceive voters about the measure as an industry-funded group launches a massive ad blitz against the initiative. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
August 24, 2018 - 4:25 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against...
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Julia Roberts, left, and Stephan James participate in the "Homecoming" panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, the Disney character Mickey Mouse appears at CES International in Las Vegas. Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt Disney Company’s global ambassador, who made his film debut in “Steamboat Willie” on Nov. 18, 1928. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt...
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CORRECTS THAT JEFF FAGEN, NOT MOONVES, IS DELAYING HIS REUTN FROM VACATION - FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager is delaying his return from vacation until a probe into sexual misconduct claims wraps up. On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the network said Fager will not return from his scheduled vacation Monday as planned. Allegations against Fager and Moonves appeared in a New Yorker article in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:31 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS' entertainment chief fielded a barrage of questions about sexual harassment at CBS Corp. during a session with reporters intended to promote the network's fall TV schedule. The network's presentation Sunday to the Television Critics Association summer meeting came...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, honoree Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, arrives at the 2015 Silver Circle Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS will report second quarter earnings on Thursday, July 2, 2018, as turmoil swirls around the media company. It faces an investigation of its CEO and is in the middle of a lawsuit against its parent company as the all-important fall TV season approaches. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Thursday reported a boost in second-quarter net income from the tax overhaul and higher fees from affiliates and subscribers, as turmoil swirls around the media company ahead of the important fall TV season. CEO Les Moonves is facing an investigation after the New Yorker...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. The CBS board said Friday, July 27, 2018, it was investigating allegations of “personal misconduct” involving Moonves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of...
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