Charlie Rose, “the hardest working man in television”, will be the star of a new prime time PBS series, Charlie Rose Weekend, which will broadcast at 8:30 P.M. on Friday nights starting this July.
According to Variety, Rose commented on the new series saying, “We will offer a fresh look at the people shaping our lives and the questions that demand answers and context… [We will be] engaging the audience in innovative ways.”
The New York Times reports that the program will feature original interviews from Rose’s nightly show, Charlie Rose, and cover topics of politics, science, business, culture, media and sports. The use of social media will be prominent in this news show. Not to worry, Charlie Rose is not disappearing from syndication.
The Hollywood Reporter posted Rose’s statement: “PBS is my first broadcast home and I’m excited to embark on a new project that, while distinctly different in nature from Charlie Rose, will build on its history and harness the possibilities of the future by a full use of technology and social media.” Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive at PBS noted, “In his 20 years with PBS, Charlie has become known for his broad-based curiosity and ability to connect the dots—traits he will also bring to this new show. The show promises to be a fresh, dynamic addition to our Friday night lineup, and we are thrilled to bring Charlie to primetime on PBS.”
Rose is currently co-host of CBS This Morning along with Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King. His nightly PBS program Charlie Rose first aired in 1991 and has been called “TV’s most addictive talk show” by USA Today. Rose has been praised as an excellent interviewer and has even won an Emmy in 1987.