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With new allegations against Tom Brokaw, NBC faces skepticism in remedying sexual harassment

With new allegations against Tom Brokaw, NBC faces skepticism in remedying sexual harassment

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack had barely slept. Late the night before, he had walked from the art deco headquarters of NBC Universal in Midtown Manhattan to the Upper East Side to fire his most famous employee and longtime friend, "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer.

Early the next morning, Lack was back in the office, holding a series of meetings to try to explain to shellshocked employees what precipitated such an unprecedented move. The week had started with a detailed and serious complaint Monday evening from an NBC staffer about Lauer's inappropriate sexual behavior toward her. A day later, Lauer was gone. In the following morning's meetings on Nov. 29, Lack took pains to...

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