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Stephen Colbert shocked by CBS CEO allegations

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert addressed recent allegations against his boss, CBS CEO Les Moonves, during his show Monday night, urging accountability, but stopping short of calling for specific action as the network executive faces allegations of sexual harassment.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do believe in accountability,” Colbert said. “And not just for politicians you disagree with. Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy.”

Colbert discussed his history with Moonves, who brought Colbert to the prestigious late-night gig from Comedy Central following David Letterman’s 2015 retirement.

“He hired me to sit in this chair. He stood behind this show while we were struggling to find our voice. He gave us the time and the resources to succeed and he has stood by us when people were mad at me. And I like working for him.”

Rahm shakes up school board, teachers union not impressed

By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(Chicago) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is shaking up his school board in the wake of the federal investigation that forced out his school CEO.

Emanuel is replacing a U.S. Senate candidate, a retired Northwestern University president, a teacher and an education consultant with a retired banker, a retiring Loyola University President, a school foundation president and a CPS principal.

Teachers union vice president Jesse Sharkey is not impressed.

“It still lacks parent-community input and voice and I would’ve liked to have seen a clean sweep and do a completely new board,” Sharkey said. “I know that there are still a few people who remain. It’s likely to be more of the same.”

Sharkey says what Chicago needs is an elected school board but the mayor is adamantly opposed to that.

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