"This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand and more generally the safety of women", O'Donnell said.
And then, in a remarkable segment, Rose's co-hosts slipped out of their newswoman roles and spoke as. people, full of anger and bewilderment and betrayal. The accusations make Rose the latest in a series of prominent figures in media, entertainment and politics to be accused of trying to use his role to strike up sexual relationships with women in subordinate positions. "Let me be very clear". It is systematic and it is pervasive...
She said it has been hard for her to balance her friendship with the man against the allegations against him. "This behavior is wrong". "That's what I'm grappling with". I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night.
"I've often heard that things used to be different", the news division president said.
King noted that she and Rose "enjoyed a friendship and partnership". "I am so proud to work at CBS News".
"I've held him in such high regard", she said, "and I'm really struggling, because how do you - what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so awful?" King asked. "How do you wrap your brain around that? After reading that article in the Post, it was deeply disturbing, troubling and painful for me to read".
"Charlie does not get a pass here".
"There is no excuse for this alleged behavior", an emotional Norah O'Donnell said in the opening segment of the show. She says she began crying after another attempt. "We are all deeply affected", King said firmly.
"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman. The show launched on New York PBS station WNET and then went national in 1994.
Kyle Godrey-Ryan, one of three women to put their name to their story published by the Post, alleged at least a dozen instances of a naked Rose, now 75, walking in front of her in his residences. It is rebroadcast on Bloomberg's cable network, which also announced it was suspending the show. "I am greatly embarrassed". I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realise I was mistaken. PBS said it hasn't yet considered what will replace the show; the service is providing member stations reruns of programs like "This Old House" and "Finding Your Roots" to fill holes in their schedule this week.