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Fox News / O'Reilly Firing / A Discussion #1109624

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Brian Stelter) The firing of Fox News star Bill O'Reilly due to the sexual harassment scandal featured; O'Reilly's statement quoted; scenes shown from his hit Fox show; details given about sexual harassment charges going back to 2004, later after Roger Ailes stepped down, the "New York Times" story about the Fox/O'Reilly legal settlements. [In 2003, O'REILLY - argues with Al Franken.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Stelter, media analyst Bill Carter, Gloria Borger & media reporter Dylan Byers about O'Reilly. [STELTER, CARTER, BORGER, BYERS - offer views on how Fox is making a clean break with O'Reilly, the toxic situation at Fox with under the table payments from the company, how it was a business decision by Fox to fire him with him leaving with millions in his new contract, whether the Fox culture will change, how Fox covered the story, how this took a long long time at Fox to act.] Other material: [On Fox, Howard KURTZ - explains Fox changing the culture thus increasing the pressure on O'Reilly.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Stelter, Brian

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