Charles Peete Rose Jr. (born January 5, 1942) is an American television journalist and former talk show host. From 1991 to 2017, he was the host and executive producer of the talk show Charlie Rose on PBS and Bloomberg LP.
Rose also co-anchored CBS This Morning from 2012 to 2017. Rose formerly substituted for the anchor of the CBS Evening News. Rose, along with Lara Logan, hosted the revived CBS classic Person to Person, a news program during which celebrities are interviewed in their homes, originally hosted from 1953 to 1961 by Edward R. Murrow.
In November 2017, Rose's employment at CBS was terminated, and his eponymous show Charlie Rose on PBS was cancelled the day after The Washington Post published in-house allegations of sexual harassment.
Rose in May 2014
Charles Peete Rose Jr.
January 5, 1942
|Alma mater||Duke University (B.A., J.D.)|
|Occupation||Talk show host, journalist|
|Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes II, 60 Minutes, Person to Person, CBS News Nightwatch, CBS This Morning|
(m. 1968; div. 1980)
|Partner(s)||Amanda Burden (1992–2006)|
Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, the only child of Margaret (née Frazier) and Charles Peete Rose Sr., tobacco farmers who owned a country store. As a child, Rose lived above his parents' store in Henderson, and helped out with the family business from age seven. Rose admitted in a Fresh Dialogues interview that as a child, his insatiable curiosity was constantly getting him in trouble.
A high school basketball star at Henderson High School, in his hometown, Rose entered Duke University, intending to pursue a degree with a pre-med track; however, an internship in the office of Democratic North Carolina Senator B. Everett Jordan got him interested in politics. Rose graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor's Degree in history. At Duke, Rose was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. Rose earned a Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law in 1968. Rose met his wife, Mary (King), while attending Duke.
After his wife was hired by the BBC (in New York), Rose handled some assignments for the BBC on a freelance basis. In 1972, while working at New York bank Bankers Trust, Rose landed a job as a weekend reporter for WPIX-TV. Rose's "break" came in 1974, after Bill Moyers hired Rose as managing editor for the PBS series Bill Moyers' International Report. In 1975, Moyers named Rose executive producer of Bill Moyers Journal. Rose soon began appearing on camera. "A Conversation with Jimmy Carter", which aired on Moyers's TV series U.S.A.: People and Politics, won a 1976 Peabody Award. Rose then worked at several networks honing his interview skills, until NBC affiliate KXAS-TV in Dallas–Fort Worth hired him as program manager and provided the late-night time slot that became The Charlie Rose Show.
Rose worked for CBS News from 1984 to 1990 as the anchor of CBS News Nightwatch, the network's first late-night news broadcast, which often featured Rose doing one-on-one interviews with notable people in a format similar to that of his later PBS show. The Nightwatch broadcast of Rose's interview with Charles Manson won a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 1987. In 1990, Rose left CBS to serve as anchor of Personalities, a Fox TV-produced syndicated program, but six weeks into production and unhappy with the show's soundbite-driven populist tabloid-journalism approach to stories, Rose left.
On September 30, 1991, Charlie Rose premiered on PBS station Thirteen/WNET and was nationally syndicated on PBS since January 1993. In 1994, Rose moved the show to a studio owned by Bloomberg LP, which allowed for high-definition video via satellite-remote interviews.
Rose was a member of the Board of Directors of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation from 2003 to 2009. In May 2010, Charlie Rose delivered the commencement address at North Carolina State University.
On November 15, 2011, it was announced that Rose would return to CBS to help anchor CBS This Morning, replacing The Early Show, commencing January 9, 2012, along with co-anchors Gayle King and Erica Hill.
Rose has interviewed many celebrities, institutional leaders, and political figures, including Donald Trump (1992); Bill Gates (1996); Steve Jobs (1996); Sean Penn (2008 & 2016), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (2013), for which he won a second Peabody Award: U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (2012); U.S. business magnate Warren Buffett; MIT Linguistics professor Noam Chomsky (2003); actor/producer Leonardo DiCaprio (2004); comedians Louis C.K. and George Carlin; actor Christoph Waltz; director Quentin Tarantino; actor Bradley Cooper; Oracle CEO Larry Ellison; former Iranian empress Farah Pahlavi; Vladimir Putin (2015); and tennis champion Maria Sharapova.
Rose has appeared as himself in the film Primary Colors (1998), in a 2000 episode of The Simpsons and in the film Elegy (2008). Rose and his show were parodied in the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and in the premiere episode of BoJack Horseman. He appears as himself in the George Clooney-directed film The Ides of March (2011); episodes of The Good Wife and Breaking Bad, both in 2013; the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; and on a 2017 episode of House of Cards.
In 2009, Rose encouraged a discussion between the leaders of NBC and Fox News that eventually led to a mutual reduction in ad hominem attacks between Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly on their respective news programs.
On November 20, 2017, eight women who were employees of, or aspired to work for Rose accused him of contriving to be naked in their presence, groping them, and making lewd phone calls. The accusations, which were made in a report in The Washington Post, dealt with conduct from the late 1990s to 2011. On the day the article on the women's statements was published, PBS and Bloomberg LP suspended distribution of Rose's show, and CBS announced that it was suspending Rose pending an investigation. CBS, PBS, and Bloomberg terminated their contracts with Rose the following day. Rose issued a statement reading: "I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."
Rose's firing as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning was covered by CBS, the day after the report was published. Rose's former co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell condemned the alleged sexual harassment, saying "there is no excuse for this alleged behavior” and that Rose "does not get a pass here" for his behavior.
In May 2018, 27 more women came forward and accused Rose of sexual harassment, including groping and fondling. This brings the total number of women who have accused Rose of abusive behavior and sexual harassment to 35.
On August 31, 2018, Rose filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on its standing, suggesting women are exploiting the #MeToo campaign.
Rose was awarded the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize by the National Building Museum. The prize is awarded for “exemplary practice, scholarship or criticism in architecture, historic preservation and urban design” according to the Museum. The award first honored the distinguished Yale professor and namesake of the award, Vincent Scully. Other previous winners include Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, renowned architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Robert AM Stern, architect and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture 1998-2016, and Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic for The New Yorker 1997-2011. The award to Rose was stated as being due to his having “interviewed leaders of architecture and design and led ‘insightful and substantive conversations’ about the growth of cities and urban development.” Amanda Burden, a former director of the New York City Department of City Planning, who was in a relationship with Rose from 1993 to 2006, spoke at the award ceremony in Nov 2014. The Museum has made no public announcement on whether the prize has been withdrawn from Rose, but his name no longer appears on the list of winners on the organisation’s website.
In 2016, Duke University awarded an honorary degree to Rose. On May 8, 2016, Rose received an honorary degree from Sewanee: The University of the South. There were, however, calls for Sewanee officials to strip Rose of the degree, and, as of March 21, 2018, all honors from Sewanee have been rescinded. Rose received an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York at Oswego on October 16, 2014, during the college's annual Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit, for his contributions in the broadcast, media, and television industries. In the aftermath of the accusations, the SUNY Oswego Board of Trustees voted to revoke Rose's honorary degree on January 23, 2018.
On November 21, 2017, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre rescinded a planned award for Rose. The Diocese was set to honor Rose as a "leader in broadcast media". Three days later, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism given to Rose in 2015 was rescinded by the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. On the same day, officials at University of Kansas's School of Journalism and Mass Communications rescinded the National Citation Award it gave to Rose in 2017.
On December 4, 2017, officials at Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy rescinded the Futrell Award it gave to Rose in September 2000. The award is given to outstanding Duke graduates who work in journalism.
Montclair State University officials are considering whether to revoke the honorary doctorate it gave to Charlie Rose in 2002, and officials with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism are considering the fate of Rose's 1999 induction into the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame.
Rose was married to Mary Rose from 1968 until their divorce in 1980. In 1992, he began dating socialite and former New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, a stepdaughter of CBS founder William S. Paley. In 2011, Rose told a Financial Times reporter that he and Burden had stopped dating in about 2006.
On March 29, 2006, after experiencing shortness of breath in Syria, Rose was flown to Paris and underwent surgery for mitral valve repair in the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital. Rose's surgery was performed under the supervision of Alain Carpentier, a pioneer of the procedure. Rose returned to the air on June 12, 2006, with Bill Moyers and Yvette Vega (the show's executive producer), to discuss his surgery and recuperation. In February 2017, Rose announced he would undergo another surgery to replace the same valve.
Rose owns a large house in Henderson, North Carolina, a 5,500-square-foot (465-square-meter) beach home on Long Island, and an apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City, each worth several million dollars. Rose also owns apartments in Washington, D.C. and Paris. In 1990, Rose purchased a 525-acre (212-ha) soybean farm near Oxford, North Carolina for use as a country retreat. Rose named the property Grassy Creek Farm.
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The Museum’s website states that the Prize is awarded annually, however no award was made in 2003, 2004, 2015 or 2016. These omissions are not explained on the website.
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