Gayle King Tells Stephen Colbert ‘It’s Painful’ to Talk About Charlie Rose

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On Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show, we, the American people, were supposed to bask in the glory of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” as detailed by Gayle King. However, with the recent onslaught of sexual-harassment allegations against Charlie Rose, King’s CBS This Morning co-anchor, Oprah’s bestie had to put holiday shopping on hold to address the serious issue — one that she has been covering on-air as a television journalist. Colbert commended King’s work on the subject. “I was very proud of CBS news and what you, and Norah [O’Donnell] and everyone at CBS This Morning did, covering the allegations against Charlie Rose as news, objectively and fully,” Colbert said. “Yeah, but that’s what you have to do,” King responded. She added, “To be honest with you, it still isn’t easy, it’s still very painful, it’s still very hurtful. Charlie and I, we’ve worked together, been friends, but when you think about the anguish of those women, despite the friendship, you still have to report the news.”

Gayle King Says ‘It’s Painful’ to Talk About Charlie Rose