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'CBS This Morning' anchor Charlie Rose gets new PBS weekend show

May 20, 2013|By Meredith Blake
  • Charlie Rose will launch a new show, "Charlie Rose Weekend," in July, PBS has announced.
Charlie Rose will launch a new show, "Charlie Rose Weekend,"… (Jonathan Fickies / Bloomberg )

Because anchoring  “CBS This Morning” five times a week in addition to hosting his own nightly talk show apparently isn’t enough for Charlie Rose, the ubiquitous TV personality will launch a new show this July on PBS, the network announced Monday.

The 30-minute “Charlie Rose Weekend” will air Friday nights at 8:30. According to a statement from PBS, the prime time show will draw on conversations from his late-night program and will “capture the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports in a fresh, engaged, and smart presentation.” The program also promises to make use of social media and technology.

“Bringing Charlie Rose to Friday nights on PBS provides a natural bridge between our Friday evening news and public affairs programming and our arts and culture programming,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS chief programming executive, in the statement.

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Rose, 71, has a long history with PBS that dates to the 1970s, when he worked as a producer on “Bill Moyers’ International Report” and “Bill Moyers’ Journal.” “Charlie Rose,” his nightly talk show featuring interviews with politicians, journalists, thought leaders and some of Hollywood’s more articulate stars, premiered on the PBS station WNET in New York in 1993 and continues to be a fixture for the network.

Early last year, he joined co-hosts Gayle King and Erica Hill (later Norah O’Donnell) at “CBS This Morning,” the network’s newly launched a.m. show.

With programs in the morning, prime time and late night, all Rose needs is an afternoon talk show. It's probably only matter of time.

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