PBS Names Replacement for Charlie Rose

Christiane Amanpour's CNN show will be repackaged
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2017 12:59 AM CST
Updated Dec 5, 2017 2:00 AM CST
Amanpour to Replace Charlie Rose on PBS
Christiane Amanpour of CNN reacts to photographers at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

PBS is welcoming Christiane Amanpour, CNN's chief international correspondent, as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose, who was fired by both CBS and PBS last month after being accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. Amanpour on PBS—a repackaged version of the veteran journalist's show on CNN International—began airing on WNET, New York's PBS station, on Monday and will be rolled out to other stations starting next week, Politico reports. PBS is still working on another 30-minute public affairs program to fill the hour vacated by Rose, whose show had been on the network since 1991.

"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist," Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET, said in a statement, per the Hill. "We are pleased to welcome her to the PBS system and are gratified to offer this thorough and responsible news program to viewers nationwide." The program is being rolled out as a temporary offering, though it could become permanent if it's popular enough with viewers, the Los Angeles Times reports. (Duke University has rescinded an award given to Rose in 2000.)

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