(L to R) Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie embrace at the end of the show on the set of NBC's Today Show, November 29, 2017 in New York City. It was announced on Wednesday morning that long time Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

(L to R) Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie embrace at the end of the show on the set of NBC's Today Show, November 29, 2017 in New York City. It was announced on Wednesday morning that long time Today Show host Matt Lauer had been fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

Matt Lauer was a daily presence in the homes of millions of Americans for two decades. This week, the longtime “Today” show co-host was fired by NBC after a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” was investigated by the network. Now, those who watched and revered Lauer are in shock, or possibly even a state of grief.

Lauer is one of the latest high-profile people to lose his job over sexual misconduct at work. Minnesota Public Radio also fired former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor this week over allegations of improper behavior.

It’s a moment of national reckoning on harassment, assault and abuse of power. How are you processing the growing list of fallen icons? And even though it can feel like we know celebrities intimately, how should you respond when someone you know in real life is accused of sexual misconduct?

Guests

  • Jill Olmsted Associate professor, School of Communication at American University; @jolmste
  • Lynn Linde Senior director, Center for Counseling Practice Policy at the American Counseling Association; @CounselingViews

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