WGBH’s Greater Boston, “The Art Of Apologizing After Sexual Misconduct Accusations,” November 30, 2017
More than 24 hours after Matt Lauer’s firing was made public, the former “Today” host issued a statement saying, “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.” Then, he added, “Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized.” Is this the right way to respond to sexual misconduct accusations? Is there a right way? And will the men accused ever be able to regain the public’s trust?
Jim Braude was joined by Jessica Tocco, senior vice president at Rasky Partners, and Shirley Leung, business columnist for the Boston Globe and a WGBH contributor, to discuss the art of the apology in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
To watch the video on WGBH’s website, please click here.