Steve Harvey’s launching a new show, but first he has some old business to clear up.
Harvey appeared at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday in connection with the launch of his new syndicated daytime show, “Steve.” But he started off by dealing with the elephant in the room: the staff memo that surfaced back in May, whose nasty tone generated headlines and bad vibes for the high-profile TV personality after the note was leaked on a blog.
You can read the full memo by clicking here.
Referencing the memo fallout during his TCA appearance, Harvey said: “There’s two things I learned. One, I can’t write. Two, I should never write.”
The Los Angeles Times notes that Harvey stopped short of apologizing for the memo. He indicated the memo was leaked by a former employee of his Chicago-based daytime show. Not surprisingly, the former staffer will not be a part of the new show, based in L.A.
Harvey noted that he wrote the memo a year ago, adding: “It really wasn’t that big a deal. … I’m a very congenial guy.”
Harvey also reportedly told the reporters gathered for the event: “I thought it was cute. You all didn’t.”
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