is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose
Charles Peete "Charlie" Rose, Jr. is an American television talk show host and journalist. Since 1991 he has hosted Charlie Rose, an interview show distributed nationally by PBS since 1993...
as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is syndicated
on Public Broadcasting Service
The Public Broadcasting Service is an American non-profit public broadcasting television network with 354 member TV stations in the United States which hold collective ownership. Its headquarters is in Arlington, Virginia....
(PBS) and is owned by Charlie Rose, LLC. Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers. Rose sits with his guests in the stillness of his studio, across his trademark round, oak-hewn table and silhouetted against black background. A new one-hour episode airs nearly every weeknight. According to its website, only Rose and his guests are allowed in the studio during taping. This is accomplished by the use of robotic cameras. The show broadcasts from the Bloomberg Building in New York City.
The show premiered on September 30, 1991. It is presented by WNET
WNET, channel 13 is a non-commercial educational public television station licensed to Newark, New Jersey. With its signal covering the New York metropolitan area, WNET is a primary station of the Public Broadcasting Service and a primary provider of PBS programming...
, where it first aired as a local program.
Funding for the show is primarily provided by donations from various corporations and charitable foundations. The show has been criticized for not disclosing the list of donors since the show is considered 'public' broadcasting.
The show continued on some other PBS stations beginning in December 1992.
In 2007, the video archive of past interviews has been added to the website for free viewing. In a partnership with Google
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, nearly 4000 hours of video has also been added to YouTube
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featuring complete hour-long episodes as they originally aired.
Health and use of guest hosts in 2006
Charlie Rose suffered shortness of breath while in Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....
to interview President Assad
Bashar al-Assad is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party. His father Hafez al-Assad ruled Syria for 29 years until his death in 2000. Al-Assad was elected in 2000, re-elected in 2007, unopposed each time.- Early Life :...
in March 2006. He was flown to Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...
, where he was scheduled to undergo cardiac mitral valve
The mitral valve is a dual-flap valve in the heart that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle...
repair. Rose returned on June 12, 2006 with Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers is an American journalist and public commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the United States President Lyndon B. Johnson Administration from 1965 to 1967. He worked as a news commentator on television for ten years. Moyers has had an extensive involvement with public...
and Yvette Vega (the show's executive producer) and discussed Rose's surgery and recuperation.
"You’re talking to someone who’s very, very lucky. It could have gone the other way," Rose told his hometown Henderson, N.C.
Henderson, with a population of 16,095 at the 2000 census, is the county seat of Vance County, North Carolina, United States.The city was named in honor of former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Leonard Henderson, who lived nearby and was a friend of early settler Lewis Reavis...
newspaper The Daily Dispatch
in May 2006. He also wrote on his show’s website that he looks forward to "all the years of interesting guests and good conversations we have ahead of us."
Show musical theme
Charlie Rose music theme
was specifically composed for the series by David Lowe and David Schapiro in Brooklyn, NY. It is not available in any format.
Guests and guest hosts
There have been hundreds of guests on the show. Guests and guest hosts have included: