Duke University rescinds journalism award for Charlie Rose

DURHAM (AP) - A Duke University journalism program has rescinded an award given to television host Charlie Rose in response to sexual harassment allegations.

The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy announced Monday that it was taking back the award given annually to outstanding journalists who graduated from Duke. Rose received the Futrell Award in September 2000.

The center's director, Bill Adair, said the action was unprecedented in the history of the award, which was established in 1999 by former Washington Daily News publisher Brownie Futrell in tribute to his father, Ashley B. Futrell Sr.

Futrell Sr. graduated from Duke in 1933 and served three terms as a state senator from 1965 until 1972. He passed away in 2005 at the age of 93.

A lawyer for Rose didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

Rose was fired by CBS, and PBS cut ties with him after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances.

Duke issued a statement saying it has no plans to rescind a separate honorary degree given to Rose in 2016.