“CBS Weekend News,” the network’s weekend evening newscast, lead with the report that its own CEO and chairman, Leslie Moonves, is preparing to resign amid fresh sexual harassment accusations.
- “ABC World News Tonight” covered the Moonves story in the A block, but did not lead with it.
- Appearing on the show’s newsroom set, anchor Elaine Quijano sat next to a photo of Moonves with the words “Stepping down?” on it.
- “NBC Nightly News” did not air in the central time zone due to football coverage, though the story was covered on sister channel MSNBC.
- The newscast then reported that the CBS News division of the company had a source, presumably from within parent company CBS Corp., that said Moonves will announce his resignation “within 24 hours.”