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Wednesday
Nov162011

CBS Taps Charlie Rose, Gayle King for New Morning Program

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- CBS on Tuesday officially announced the hiring of Charlie Rose and Oprah Winfrey's BFF Gayle King to help lead a new morning news program. Rose and King will join The Early Show holdover Erica Hill as anchors of an as-yet-untitled program launching Jan. 9 on a new set in New York City. It will air from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Eastern time.

CBS' interest in Rose and King had been rumored for weeks. Rose has hosted a PBS interview show for two decades and has contributed to CBS' 60 Minutes. King currently hosts a radio show that is simulcast on Oprah's cable network.

Current Early Show anchor Jeff Glor has been reassigned as a special correspondent. Early Show co-host Chris Wragge will not be retained on the program, but will remain at CBS.

CBS' morning news program has consistently trailed NBC's Today show and ABC's Good Morning America in the ratings.

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Oprah Winfrey: 'I'm Not a Lesbian'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has dazzled television audiences with her bold personality and candor, sharing her struggle with her weight, surviving sexual abuse as a child and letting her fans in on her personal relationships, including her close friendship with Gayle King.

"She is...the mother I never had. She is...the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person. I don't know a better person," Winfrey, 56, told Barbara Walters, through tears.

"It's making me cry because I'm thinking about...how much...I probably have never told her that. Tissue please. I now need tissue. I've never told her that," she continued.

Over the years, Winfrey and King, who met while working at a local Baltimore television station in the 1980s, have been inseparable both professionally and personally, sparking constant rumors that the two are gay.

"I'm not a lesbian...I'm not even kind of a lesbian," Winfrey said. "And the reason why it irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I'm lying. That's number one. Number two...why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life."

Winfrey opened up on her personal and professional life in an exclusive interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, to air Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. The media mogul also discussed her move to cable. 

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