Christiane Amanpour to Replace Charlie Rose on PBS' Nightly Program

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PBS is turning to longtime CNN global correspondent Christiane Amanpour to fill the void left by Charlie Rose's sudden dismissal. The nightly global affairs program will roll out on an interim basis to PBS stations nationwide beginning December 11.

Since "Charlie Rose" was canceled, PBS's flagship station WNET in NY has been hearing proposals for a new public affairs discussion show that will attract viewers who were watching Rose's nightly chats with a wide range of subjects. It will start airing on WNET on Monday and be offered to PBS stations starting next week. "Amanpour", which premiered on CNN International in 2012, will continue to air on that network weekdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist", Neal Shapiro, president of New York's PBS affiliate, said in a statement.

The network said it is still working on plans for a second public affairs program to follow Amanpour's slot.

"Charlie Rose" had run on PBS since 1994.

Amanpour is the chief global correspondent for CNN and host of interview program Amanpour on the cable news network.

Stations have been without Rose's high-minded talk program since November 21 when it was dropped following a report that the host had harassed women who worked with him on the long-running late night staple. "Charlie Rose is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company".

Amanpour has earned 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award.

"'Amanpour on PBS' adds to the long tradition of public affairs programming that has been a hallmark of public media for decades", said Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, in a statement. She has received nine honorary degrees.

CBS also pulled Rose from "This Morning" and "60 Minutes".



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