After weeks of Ronan Farrow's new book making major headlines, with damning claims about NBC News' handling of his Harvey Weinstein story and the Matt Lauer scandal, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow addressed Farrow's reporting for the first time on her show Friday night -- ahead of her interview with the "Catch and Kill" author.
Ronan Farrow discusses his reporting about NBC News and the National Enquirer. Brian Stelter asks if Farrow is surprised that there hasn't been a management shakeup at NBC. "I'm a reporter, not an activist on this issue, so it's not for me to say what a given corporation should do in response to revelations like this," he says.
It appears that NBCUniversal will not be revisiting its investigation into disgraced former NBC News anchor Matt Lauer after calls for an independent probe grow following recent reporting from Ronan Farrow.
Ronan Farrow was a guest on Katie Couric's podcast to promote his new book Catch and Kill where he further discussed the troubling workplace culture at NBC and the outside forces that apparently influenced the news organization. On Next Question with Katie Couric, Farrow explained how he started working on his exposé about Harvey Weinstein for NBC News but was "ordered to stop under suspicious circumstances." (He eventually published his Pulitzer Prize-winning article in the New Yorker.) Couric, who spent nearly two decades at the network where she worked alongside Matt Lauer, didn't share any personal stories of her time at NBC and stuck to asking questions. "Let's talk about the relationship, the connection between Harvey Weinstein and Matt Lauer," Couric said. "Explain the evidence you have that Harvey Weinstein was working with the tabloids, specifically the National Enquirer, to exert pressure on NBC not to go with this story about him. What was he using as leverage and what evidence do you have of ...
Linda Vester, a former Fox News and NBC News anchor, said Wednesday that rumors of sexual misconduct by former top anchor Matt Lauer were widely known at NBC News and women told each other to "avoid" him."
Watch NBC's Stephanie Gosk join Stephanie Ruhle to break down the shocking claims in Ronan Farrow's new book, "Catch & Kill" about alleged sexual assault and an alleged cover-up at NBC News and share how Matt Lauer's attorney and NBC News executives are Read more