|Emmy award winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers." He is the host of Charlie Rose, the nightly PBS program that engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. USA Today calls Charlie Rose, "TV's most addictive talk show." New York Newsday says, "Charlie's show is the place to get engaging, literate conversation. Bluntly, he is the best interviewer around today."
Charlie Rose is unique. The round oak table, perhaps the most recognized table on television, and the black backdrop, provide an intimate atmosphere for showcasing smart conversation. Journalist Morley Safer, of CBS' 60 Minutes, calls the program "the last refuge of intelligent conversation on television."
Guests on the show include major international political figures and a mixture of renowned personalities from literature, theatre, film, dance, fashion, sports, science, medicine, and business. Guests have ranged from international statesmen Tony Blair and Nicholas Sarkozy to Nobel laureates Muhammad Yunus and Harold Pinter to leaders in business like Warren Buffett and Ted Turner. In the artistic arena, Rose's guests range from actors George Clooney and Helen Mirren to musicians Paul Simon and Neil Young. His program serves as a window on cultural areas rarely seen on TV like architecture, painting, photography and classical music.
Charlie Rose Special Edition presents hour-long profiles on important topics such as the Human Genome Project, and a year long, 13-part Science Series underwritten by Pfizer.
It was recently announced that Rose will begin penning a column for BusinessWeek magazine in January 2010. The column will draw from his round-table interviews with executives, politicians and other notables.
Charlie Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina and graduated from Duke University with an BA in history and a JD from the school of Law. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has received honorary doctorates of law from C.W. Post College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is also the recipient of the George Peabody Broadcasting Award, the Emmy Award and The CableACE Award.
Rose is a popular speaker on a wide variety of subjects at college campuses around the country and is a frequent moderator of technology conferences in the United States.
Charlie Rose lives in New York City and Bellport, Long Island.