New Yorker writer Ronan Farrow is largely credited with breaking the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal wide open. As Farrow has noted, he tried to get NBC News to go with the story before he took it in frustration to the New Yorker. But now, NBC News says the situation wasn’t so simple.

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former NECN anchor Mike Nikitas, former CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.