Charlie Rose

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 news-makers.

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’s 60 Minutes, calls the program “the last refuge of intelligent conversation on television.”

Charlie Rose Special Edition presents hour long profiles on such prominent entertainers as Meryl Streep and Garth Brooks as well as week-long specials on the cutting edge of science like the Human Genome Project.

Drawn from major exhibits at distinguished museums, Rose‘s series called Great Masters takes an in depth look at an artist’s biography as well as the artist’s visual presentations of their art.

Charlie Rose is also a correspondent for 60 Minutes II, the CBS news magazine program seen on the CBS television network Wednesdays at 9 PM. He is known for his major profiles on Bill Gates and President Clinton at the end of the Millennium, Hollywood stars such as Warren Beatty, Jodie Foster and Madonna, interesting sports figures like Pete Sampras and George Steinbrenner, and cutting edge subjects like Lou Gehrig’s disease, suicide and gene therapy.

Charlie Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina and graduated from Duke University with an AB in history and a JD from the school of Law. He is also 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 the recipient of the George Peabody Broadcasting Award, the Emmy Award and The CableACE Award. Charlie has also received the Futrell Award, an award given to Duke University alumni who have demonstrated excellence in communications, and has been named world citizen for the year 2000 by the Charlotte World Affairs Council.

Charlie 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.