We learned the answer to that question on Wednesday: Jeff Fager, who ran "60 Minutes" for 14 years as executive producer, found himself the subject of a journalistic investigation, as opposed to its agent.
Rhodes said Fager's ouster was "not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports, which continue to be investigated independently".
"CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor told Duncan that the text was "unacceptable" and that the team at "Evening News" supported her "100 percent". Murder, She Wrote was canceled in 1996, when Lansbury was 70 years old.
"Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader", she tweeted.
Fager said in a separate statement that the allegations in the New Yorker are "false" and that the decision by CBS was unrelated.
Tonight's episode was her first appearance on live television since her husband, the former CEO and chair of CBS, was forced to resign in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations from multiple women who say he not only harassed and/or assaulted them, but ruined their careers. Fager has denied the charges.
'Instead, they terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story.
Duncan, who has been tasked with reporting on both Fager and Moonves for CBS News these past few days, then went one step further and revealed the exchange that led to Fager's exit. But Moonves wasn't the only CBS honcho named in the second report, and the spotlight was placed firmly on Fager once Moonves was shown the door.
"This is an outrageous claim and it didn't happen", Fager said in response.
Several weeks ago, CBS brought in outside law firms to conduct investigations following an initial New Yorker article largely focused on misconduct allegations against Moonves.
Her absence came one day after Moonves resigned as the chairman and CEO of CBS after at least 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Pulitzer Prize victor Ronan Farrow, published on Sunday.
If the information in her editorial checks out (and it does align with other accusations against Moonves), there are probably a lot of other women out there who would like to do the same.
If you ever watched CBS between 1975 and 1995, the name Linda Bloodworth Thomason should be familiar. He also introduced "CBS This Morning" in January 2012. Glor pointed this out on Wednesday's newscast: "In less than a year", he said, "three of the most powerful men in broadcasting" - Fager, Moonves and Rose - "all accused of sexual misconduct, have either been fired or resigned".