No Bull With Raging Robert. Robert Massimi. Oprah To Fill In For Charlie Rose? Bad Idea CBS.


‘CBS This Morning’ is ‘begging’ Oprah to fill in for Charlie Rose

I met Winfrey at a Roger King party, King owned King world productions which produced Oprah. I found her, like so many others to be a very cold person. The she cares on her talk show was just a rouse many felt. I watched an interview once and the two people got talking about Oprah, Morton Downy Jr was on her show two days earlier and commented that when the camera was off how aloof she was and Phil Donahue concurred.

Oprah will not be able to have it her way like she did on her show, she will have to interview people who she does not like and visa versa.Can she do deep investigative reporting? Who knows, I will tell you it is not like having the book of the month club and she can’t buy fans by giving cars away either. She is in the big leagues now, it is no longer small ball to say the least, she will be tested over and over and I do not believe this pompous women will be able to be up to the task.

Robert Massimi.

CBS This Morning” wants Oprah Winfrey to save the day and fill in for Charlie Rose after he was axed due to a shocking sexual harassment scandal, sources exclusively tell Page Six.

“They are begging Oprah to fill in,” said a TV insider. “Not full time . . . But they are hoping she’ll do one day, two days, one hour, fill in ’til Christmas. Anything.”

Reports have said a rotating cast of CBS News talent will step in. But the network’s not exactly known for its deep bench of stars compared to rivals NBC and ABC. Suggested Rose replacements on Twitter have so far included Tony Dokoupil and Bianna Golodryga. Little-known Jeff Glor was just tapped to take over “CBS Evening News.”

Winfrey joined CBS’ “60 Minutes” in September, and she is best friends with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. An insider said of the strategy to land Winfrey: “Unless you get a superstar [on the show], it’s always going to be, ‘Charlie’s missing.’”

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Norah O’Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King on “CBS This Morning”John Paul Filo/CBS

King mentioned Winfrey on the show Tuesday, saying of Rose: “I really am still reeling. I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night. Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I am not OK.”

A CBS rep declined to comment, and King did not get back to us. A rep for Winfrey said Tuesday that the star had not been officially asked to be on the show as of Tuesday.

CBS wooed Winfrey for five years before she recently agreed to join “60 Minutes.”

Meanwhile, perhaps kicking himself with Rose’s departure is Josh Elliott — the former “Good Morning America” host who might have been Rose’s heir apparent, but bizarrely flamed out at CBS earlier this year.

Meanwhile, without Rose, King hosts “CBS This Morning” with Norah O’Donnell, and female anchor duos are having a moment on morning TV. Lori Stokes was named co-host of Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” with Rosanna Scotto after Greg Kelly exited in September, and NBC’s “Today With Kathie Lee and Hoda” has been on a ratings roll.

Author: nobullwithragingrobert

Was a drama critic at Manhattan College. Wrote professionally for Bergen News, Sun Bulletin . Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Theta. Has seen over 600 shows worldwide, has published both on Theater and Politics. Avid reader on many subjects and writers. Chief Drama critic for Metropolitan magazine. Writes for Jerrick media, American conservative, The City Journal and Reason magazine. Has produced shows both on and off Broadway.

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