Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of PBS' "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 newsmakers. Called "TV's most addictive talk show" and "the last refuge of intelligent conversation on television," Rose strives to provide an intimate atmosphere for showcasing smart conversation.
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. His program serves as a window on cultural areas rarely seen on television, like architecture, painting, photography and classical music. Rose also produces special programs; "Charlie Rose Special Edition" presents hour-long profiles on such prominent entertainers as Meryl Streep and Garth Brooks, as well as weeklong specials on the cutting edge of science like the Human Genome Project. Drawn from major exhibits at distinguished museums, his "Great Masters" series takes an in depth look at an artist's biography as well as the artist's visual presentations of their art.
Rose is also a correspondent for "60 Minutes II," and 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. This year he accepted the Futrell Award, an award given to Duke University alumni who have demonstrated excellence in communications. The Charlotte World Affairs Council also honored him as the world citizen for the year 2000. He 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.