Charlie Rose (talk show)

Charlie Rose is an American television interview and talk show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show was syndicated on PBS until 2017 and is owned by Charlie Rose, Inc. Rose interviewed thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businesspersons, leaders, scientists, and fellow newsmakers.

On November 20, 2017, WNET, Bloomberg Television and PBS announced the suspension of distribution of the show after former employees of Charlie Rose, Inc. alleged Rose sexually harassed them. Bloomberg Television also pulled reruns of the series within only an hour's notice. The next day, both PBS and Bloomberg cancelled distribution of the program and terminated their relationship with Rose; this effectively cancelled the show in a de facto manner.[2][3][4][5][6][7] CNNMoney reported on November 29 that Rose called the show's staffers and let them know they would be paid until the end of the year and released from their contracts at the start of 2018; their access to the Bloomberg headquarters where the show recorded to remove personal effects would be terminated on December 8.[8]

On December 4, it was announced that Amanpour, a CNN International interview program hosted by Christiane Amanpour, would re-air on PBS as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose.[9] The show was ultimately replaced by Amanpour as Amanpour & Company.

Charlie Rose
Presented byCharlie Rose
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Yvette Vega[1]
Production location(s)
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time54–57 minutes
Production company(s)
  • WNET
  • Charlie Rose, Inc.
DistributorPBS (1991–2017)
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseSeptember 30, 1991 –
November 17, 2017
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The show premiered on September 30, 1991. It was formerly presented by WNET, where it first aired as a local program. The program was additionally broadcast by Bloomberg Television with a week delay, which formerly provided the show's recording facility. The set was simple, set up with an all-dark surrounding space around an oak round table used since the program debuted and purchased by Rose himself, along with accompanying chairs.[10]

Funding for the show was primarily provided by donations from various corporations and charitable foundations. The program was criticized for not disclosing their list of donors within their underwriting disclosure.[11]

In 2010, Rose and co-host Eric Kandel began The Brain Series, episodes featuring neuroscientists and other experts;[12] the series was later released on DVD.[13]

In October 2014, a segment called "Al Hunt on the Story" was launched as a "regular feature interview"; Hunt's first interview under this banner was with Secretary of State John Kerry.[1]

The show was formerly taped at 731 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, where Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg L.P. are based.[14]

In February 2017, the show utilized a number of guest hosts while Rose underwent heart surgery. Afterwards, Rose stated a planned return in March.[15]

Show musical theme

Charlie Rose's music theme was composed exclusively for the series by David Lowe and David Shapiro.

Charlie Rose: The Week

Charlie Rose: The Week premiered on PBS on July 19, 2013. The show was a half-hour long, consisting of interviews from recent episodes of Charlie Rose, with occasional unique segments produced for the weekly broadcast. The Week replaced the cancelled series Need to Know, and occupied that show's former Friday time slot.[16] It was cancelled by WNET and PBS on November 20, 2017 due to the sexual harassment allegations. Both also removed the show's content and archives from their websites.

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  1. ^ a b "4 days to midterms – HALLOWEEN EDITION". Politico. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-08. Executive producer Yvette Vega emails the staff: 'Albert Hunt of Bloomberg View is going to help the CR program in making it even better. We will have a regular feature interview called "Al Hunt on the story". [Today] launches his first interview with SoS John Kerry.'
  2. ^ "Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping and lewd calls - The Washington Post". The Washington Post. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  3. ^ "PBS fires Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct accusations by staffers on his interview show". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2017-12-06. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  4. ^ Kim Barker; Eleen Garber (November 21, 2017). "Broadcaster Made Crude Sexual Advances, Women Say". The New York Times (NATIONAL ed.). The New York Times Company. p. A18. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  5. ^ John Koblin; Michael M. Grynbaum (November 22, 2017). "Charlie Rose Fired by CBS and PBS After Allegations". The New York Times (NATIONAL ed.). The New York Times Company. p. A14. ISSN 0362-4331. OCLC 1645522. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Stephen Battaglio (21 November 2017). "Charlie Rose fired by CBS, and PBS drops his talk show over sexual harassment allegation". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. TV networks fire Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations". Reuters. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  8. ^ Gold, Hadas (29 November 2017). "Charlie Rose staffers, in limbo, told they will be paid through the end of December". CNN. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  9. ^ Stelter, Brian (4 December 2017). "PBS announces 'Amanpour' as interim replacement for Charlie Rose". CNN. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Celebrating 25 years of "Charlie Rose" show and the story behind his iconic table". CBS News. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  11. ^ Kaplan, David A. (September 28, 2009). "Why business loves Charlie Rose". Fortune. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  12. ^ Joshua Gowin. "A Recap of the Charlie Rose Brain Series: Episode 1". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  13. ^ "Charlie Rose: The Brain Series". Society for Neuroscience. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  14. ^ "About", Charlie Rose.
  15. ^ Harris, Hunter. "Charlie Rose Is Taking a Break From CBS for Heart Surgery".
  16. ^ Vyse, Graham (July 2, 2013). "PBS expands NewsHour and Charlie Rose". Current. American University School of Communication. Retrieved July 19, 2013.

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