Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
Moonves, accused by 12 women of sexual harassment and assault, managed to walk away with a face-saving exit package that may even include some of his $182 million severance.
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
The important lessons from one of the most notorious cases of sexual manipulation took place not off-screen but right in front of the camera.