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Also Known As: Charles Peete Rose Jr. Died:
Born: January 5, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Henderson, North Carolina, USA Profession: TV host, talk show host, producer, news anchor, TV writer, correspondent, banker

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Distinguished, disarmingly intelligent and possessed with an undeniable Southern charm, talk show host Charlie Rose became one of broadcasting's most respected interviewers as the creator of his long-running eponymous television program. After leaving a job in the financial industry in the mid-1970s, he received invaluable mentoring from esteemed journalist-commentator Bill Moyers as a producer on "Bill Moyers Journal" (PBS, 1971-1981). A move to Texas near the end of the decade provided him with the opportunity to host his own program "The Charlie Rose Show" (KXAS, 1979-1981), prior to his receiving national exposure and an Emmy for his work on the ground-breaking "CBS News Nightwatch" (CBS, 1982-1992). It was, however, as the host of "Charlie Rose" (PBS, 1991- ) where he found his format and his calling, as host, producer and de facto booking agent. Inquisitive yet gracious, his interview style was far less aggressive than that of a "hard news" reporter, and infinitely more nuanced than any question posed in the average "puff piece." Rose conducted his discussions with the upmost intimacy, allowing no one other than himself and his guest in the studio during the interview - a feat accomplished...

Distinguished, disarmingly intelligent and possessed with an undeniable Southern charm, talk show host Charlie Rose became one of broadcasting's most respected interviewers as the creator of his long-running eponymous television program. After leaving a job in the financial industry in the mid-1970s, he received invaluable mentoring from esteemed journalist-commentator Bill Moyers as a producer on "Bill Moyers Journal" (PBS, 1971-1981). A move to Texas near the end of the decade provided him with the opportunity to host his own program "The Charlie Rose Show" (KXAS, 1979-1981), prior to his receiving national exposure and an Emmy for his work on the ground-breaking "CBS News Nightwatch" (CBS, 1982-1992). It was, however, as the host of "Charlie Rose" (PBS, 1991- ) where he found his format and his calling, as host, producer and de facto booking agent. Inquisitive yet gracious, his interview style was far less aggressive than that of a "hard news" reporter, and infinitely more nuanced than any question posed in the average "puff piece." Rose conducted his discussions with the upmost intimacy, allowing no one other than himself and his guest in the studio during the interview - a feat accomplished through the employment of robotic cameras. Rose's stellar reputation as a fair, but thoughtful host enabled him to secure in-depth interviews with such diverse personalities as poet-author Maya Angelou, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and actor-director George Clooney. For more than two decades, Rose earned the respect and trust of both his interview subjects and a loyal television audience.

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1968:
Moved to NYC to work at Bankers Trust
1972:
Began on-camera career as interviewer for WPIX in NYC
1974:
Named managing editor of "Bill Moyers' International Report" (PBS)
1975:
Named executive producer of "Bill Moyers' Journal" (PBS)
1976:
Became a correspondent of the PBS series "USA: People and Politics"
1976:
Moved to NBC News and served as a political correspondent
1978:
Co-hosted "A.M./Chicago" (ABC)
1979:
Hosted "The Charlie Rose Show," produced locally at Dallas-Fort Worth station KXAS-TV
1981:
Moved "The Charlie Rose Show" to Washington, DC; show aired on NBC outlets; also served as anchor of a weekly interview show for WRC-TV
1984:
Anchored "CBS News Nightwatch"
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Contributed to CBS news programming, including "Face the Nation", "CBS This Morning" and "48 Hours"
1990:
Hosted "EDJ Entertainment Daily Journal" (Fox)
1991:
Formed Rose Corporation
1991:
Debuted as the host of the long-running PBS talk show "Charlie Rose"
1993:
Began executive producing his self-titled talk show
1999:
Named as one of the correspondents for "60 Minutes" (CBS)
2000:
Lent his voice on an episode of the animated series "The Simpsons" (Fox)
2008:
Feature film debut in the romantic drama "Elegy," starring Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz and Patricia Clarkson
2011:
Made a cameo in the political drama "The Ides of March," directed by George Clooney
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
Duke University: Durham , North Carolina - 1964
Duke Law School: Durham , North Carolina - 1968

Notes

Rose owns a 500-acre farm in North Carolina.

"Everybody knows where I come down on important issues. But I define myself more in terms of the interview and who I select to be on ... If you look at the questions I ask, though, they are as rough or as pointed as anybody's. But they're not expressed with hostility." --Charlie Rose in TV Guide, November 23, 1996.

"My staff and I attempt to find the most interesting people out there, people who have passion about something, whether it's politics, business, economics, science, or sports. I try to tape into that passion. By the end, the audience should feel like they've eavesdropped on something special." --Charlie Rose in Daily News, January 4, 1993.

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wife:
Mary King. Married in 1968; divorced in 1980.
companion:
Amanda Burden.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Charles Peete Rose Sr. Tobacco farmer, country store owner.
mother:
Margaret Rose.

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