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Charlie Rose

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Charlie Rose== The Daily Beast’s 2nd Annual Women in the World Summit == The Hudson Theatre, NYC== March 10, 2011== © Patrick McMullan== Photo - RODIN BANICA/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==
Monday, June 20, 2011
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The smart set still watches the acclaimed broadcast journalist’s late-night show before bed. Praised as America’s premier interviewers, everyone who’s anyone covets a seat at his table, from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran to the Emanuel brothers. It was on “Charlie Rose” that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel revealed his Chicago mayoralty dreams. His nightly PBS program engages the world’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. Preceding his talk show post, Rose landed his first reporting job with New York’s WPIX-TV in 1972. After meeting Bill Moyers at a social event, the graduate of Duke University soon began working at PBS as the managing editor of Bill Moyers’ International Report. Working well with the team Rose climbed the up through the ranks and became executive producer for Bill Moyers’s Journal. A year later, Rose became the correspondent for U.S.A.: People and Politics, Moyers’ weekly political magazine and won a 1976 Peabody award of one of the installments, “A Conversation with Jimmy Carter”. After Moyers departure with the company, Rose accepted the post of political correspondent for NBC News and hosted numerous interview shows. In 1979, he was hired by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth to do a talk show that eventually developed into The Charlie Rose Show. Moving to Washington, D.C., The Charlie Rose Show was broadcast on the NBC-owned station WRC-TV. Two years later, CBS hired Rose to anchor Nightwatch, which was broadcast during the middle-of-the-night timeslot (2 a.m. – 6 a.m.). He hosted the show for six years and earned an Emmy Award in 1987 for his interview with Charles Manson. In 1990, Rose left CBS to serve as anchor of Personalities, which ended soon after Rose discovered the tabloid nature of the program. He then approached PBS to produce an interview show of his own. Charlie Rose debuted in 1991, and was syndicated nationally in 1993. Some of Rose’s most notable guests include Ted Turner, George Clooney, Nicholas Sarkozy and Paul Simon. His program serves as a window on cultural areas rarely seen on television.
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