Meredith Vieira Reacts To Les Moonves Allegations: “I Never Personally Heard Anything, But That Means Nothing” – TCA

Nutopia EP Jane Root also participated in the panel discussion. "There are 35,000 people in The Great American Read book club," she said, "and if you just join and look at the comments and look at how people’s lives are changing…it’s like a huge community."
"They’re all so great," Vieira said. "What I love about the list is it came from an emotional place." The top 100 was collated by polling "everyday people" It was just everyday people being polled around the country. I like that because I think it’s very reflective of who we are as Americans right now and that’s why it’s so diverse."
Vieira will return to screens in September as host of PBS' The Great American Read' – a show which hunts for a winning, most-loved book out of the nation's top 100.
Meredith Vieira has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against CBS CEO Les Moonves. During a panel for her new PBS show The Great American Read, Viera was asked about her response to the New Yorker article detailing the allegations.
"I have not read the piece," she said. I never was harassed per se, but I think it was difficult at the time on that show to navigate your way as a woman, but I’ve ever experienced harassment as a woman anywhere that I’ve been. People know my story from CBS," she added. "I think there was sexism for sure. "I’ve been out here shooting a pilot. Maybe they're scared of me." I know it’s about Les Moonves, but I don't know, I don’t know if it’s sexual harassment, I just don’t know.
"That book opened up a lot of windows for me, and I hope shaped who I am and my moral code. It’s fun to find that out about yourself." Later she elaborated that she'd like To Kill a Mockingbird to win. I didn’t know that about myself. But I still like Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None because of all the dead bodies." I thought I was lighter than that. As for her favorite books, Vieira said, "I like a dead body, I like murder, I like war.
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"It’s cool to read books," Vieira said, "and people need to remember how it is to fall in love with a wonderful piece of fiction…to share their passions with a group of people."