Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose

CBS fired Charlie Rose in the wake of the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against him. Rose had been co-host of “CBS This Morning” since 2012. An internal email from CBS news president David Rhodes said that Rose was canned following claims “of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.” PBS and Bloomberg, which both air “The Charlie Rose Show,” yanked the program from their schedules. While Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent company, produces "The Charlie Rose Show," a statement from PBS says “we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

NYT

The New York Times will unveil several standalone digital subscriptions next year focused on lifestyle topics. Revenue at the paper has dropped by half over the last decade as print advertising goes online, and it is trying to make up for the loss with efforts to bring in more digital subscribers. According a report on Business Insider, the Times is currently considering 10 to 15 areas—including parenting, wellness, beauty and fashion—where it can offer separate subscriptions. Two or three of those are likely to be launched next year. Standalone options already introduced include a digital subscription for unlimited access to the Times’ crossword puzzles for $6.95 per month and a $5 per month subscription to NYT Cooking.

Mark Levin
Mark Levin

FOX News Channel signed syndicated radio talk show personality Mark Levin to host “Life, Liberty & Levin,” a new weekend primetime program debuting in February 2018. Levin’s radio program, “The Mark Levin Show,” currently airs on over 300 stations and satellite radio. Previously, he served as an adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan's cabinet. FOX says the new program will “explore the fundamental values and principles undergirding American society, culture, politics, and current events, and their relevance to the nation’s future and everyday lives of citizens.” FOX president of programming Suzanne Scott said, “Mark’s passion for the principles found in the Constitution and success in talk radio has made him a distinct figure in the media landscape. We look forward to adding this spirited program to our weekend lineup.”