JUST IN: Charlie Rose’s Award-Winning Replacement On PBS Finally Announced

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At the end of November, acclaimed talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was recently fired by PBS, CBS, and Bloomberg over sexual misconduct allegations. Eight women accused Rose of sexual assault according to a report by The Washington Post. Among the claims made by the women were that Rose groped them or walked around naked in front of them. According to NBC News:

‘The women were either employees at the “Charlie Rose” show or aspired to work for the show in allegations spanning from the late 1990s to 2011, according to the newspaper. Three women were on the record and five were anonymous.’

PBS made a statement announcing their termination of Rose, saying:

‘In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.’

Now it seems that Rose finally has a replacement – CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. According to PBS:

‘PBS and WNET have announced that the acclaimed nightly global affairs interview program Amanpour will be presented on an interim basis to PBS stations nationwide.’

Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET said:

‘Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist. We are pleased to welcome her to the PBS system and are gratified to offer this thorough and responsible news program to viewers nationwide.’

PBS reported:

‘CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour has earned every major television journalism award, including eleven News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, has been named a CBE and was this year inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is an honorary citizen of Sarajevo and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists.’

Amanpour’s show, “Amanpour on PBS,” will feature conversations with global leaders and decision makers on issues affecting the world today. PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said:

Amanpour on PBS adds to the long tradition of public affairs programming that has been a hallmark of public media for decades.’

PBS has nearly 350 member stations across the country. According to PBS:

‘Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances.’

The network offers a diverse array of programming for people of all ages and interests. Teachers in pre-K through 12th grade often use PBS for digital content and to enhance their classroom lessons. “PBS Kids” has become a critical literacy program used by many, which includes high-quality educational content on television and various mobile apps to help children learn reading, math, and social-emotional skills.

Here is what Twitter thought about Amanpour’s new job. Most people seemed to approve in a big way:

Featured image by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Anya Hindmarch

 

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