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Sun May 19, 2013, 11:24 PM

Charlie Rose to Host a Show in Prime Time on PBS

Source: NYT

Viewers can already wake up with Charlie Rose on “CBS This Morning,” and wind down their day with his late-night PBS newsmaker interview program. If that is not enough, Mr. Rose, who has been called “the hardest working man in television,” will soon be hosting a Friday night prime-time PBS show, as well.

The half-hour program, called “Charlie Rose Weekend,” will cull the best of his late-night program, which has been seen on PBS for two decades. It will also feature original interviews, and will touch on politics, science, business, culture, media and sports. It is scheduled to begin in July, PBS officials told executives of its member stations at the PBS annual meeting in Miami last week.

The new show, to be broadcast at 8:30 p.m. Fridays, will replace “Need to Know,” a news magazine that went through numerous anchors and format changes in its three years on the air.

In a statement, PBS said the new “Charlie Rose Weekend” would be a bridge between its Friday evening public affairs program, “Washington Week,” and its arts and culture programming, including the “PBS Arts Fall Festival.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/business/media/charlie-rose-to-host-a-prime-time-show-on-pbs.html



Need to Know replaced the newsmagazines Bill Moyers Journal and Now on PBS back in 2010.

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Reply Charlie Rose to Host a Show in Prime Time on PBS (Original post)
alp227 May 2013 OP
longship May 2013 #1
Smarmie Doofus May 2013 #3
dem in texas May 2013 #2
JimDandy May 2013 #4
progree May 2013 #5
stlsaxman May 2013 #6
formercia May 2013 #7
xtraxritical May 2013 #8
progree May 2013 #9
Guy Whitey Corngood May 2013 #10
kelliekat44 May 2013 #11

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 11:51 PM

1. One of my friends loves Charlie Rose.

I find him like milk toast. Plus, he always seems to be talking about economics, a singularly boring topic for those of us who have no money and no longer care about how much wealthier the rich get.

His diversions into science have been quite good, but his political discussions pale next to Bill Moyers.

So, more Charlie Rose? Meh! I'll tune in to check it out, I suppose. But I am not a big fan.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:26 AM

3. Like watching paint dry. Christ, he's boring. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 11:59 PM

2. Charlie Rose Show in Dallas

Channel 13, KERA in Dallas treats the Charlie Rose show like it is dirt and puts it in the worst time slots. For years it was on at 11:00 PM, then it got moved to 2:00 in the afternoon and if you wanted to watch, you had to record it. Now is on at midnight unless the station is raising money, then you are out of luck because the station runs the fund raising music shows until 2:00 AM. I guess nobody here is Dallas cares about watching the Rose show except me, he is a master interviewer and if I can, I will stay up and watch his show at midnight. His new show will probably run at 6:00 AM here is Dallas if it even picked up. We haven't had the Need to Know show for a long time, we usually get some local show in that Friday night time slot.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 03:34 AM

4. I enjoy many of his shows

Depends on the guest and topic.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 03:56 AM

5. I'm disappointed that Need To Know is going to be replaced with this

Need To Know was almost always on progressive topics with a progressive point of view (as was its predecessor Now). And it was mostly other-than-talking heads. Best yet, it was 1/2 hour, so it wasn't a major time commitment.

Charlie Rose - I haven't watched him in years. Sometimes the topic / show was captivating, but most of the time it was boring and mainstream.

Its a blow to progressives having Need To Know replaced with this.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 06:29 AM

6. Gross me out...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 08:26 AM

7. Charlie Rose is an old-school propagandist.

He's one of the Boys and very good at his job. Don't be swayed by his mild-mannered approach.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 10:33 AM

8. I dated a girl that knew Rose and she said he was a mean stuck up asshole.

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 04:24 PM

9. Greatest Charlie Rose show -- Amy Goodman (Democracy Now) cleans his clock

Last edited Mon May 20, 2013, 11:11 PM - Edit history (3)

Things in ()'s and "..." are mine. The bold face is mine too - they didn't raise their voices at these points.

They are discussing mainstream media reporting on the Iraq War in this part:

AMY GOODMAN: Unfortunately in this country I have to disagree with you Charlie respectfully on the issue of NBC, CBS, and ABC — they have provided a very serious disservice to the people of this country when it comes to a true debate around war. Most people are opposed to war yet the vast majority of guests across the board on the networks are for war. They’re a parade of retired generals and -

CHARLIE ROSE: You can make that argument and look at it. That’s not the point I was taking. The point I was making is it’s not dictated by with whoever the corporate ownership is. I promise you that — they are not dictating. They are not saying we want you to have more generals who are in favor of the war than you have generals who are in opposition to the war; that’s just not the way it works.

AMY GOODMAN: They don’t have to say that. They hire the people who will do just that.

CHARLIE ROSE: The argument I have with respect is Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather — a whole range of people — are journalists who have paid their dues and they are very competent journalists (etc. etc. snip)

AMY GOODMAN: I could only say that during the Persian Gulf War what we saw on NBC and CBS, NBC owned by General Electric–at the time CBS was owned by Westinghouse — two of the major nuclear weapons manufacturers in the world — I don’t think it was any accident that what we saw on TV was a military hardware show.

... (some more back and forth)

CHARLIE ROSE: You are suggesting that because they choose the people. I'm just saying that this is a debate for another time which I’m happy to have them come and talk about that.

AMY GOODMAN: Let me quote Dan Rather himself on BBC — he says he thinks he would be necklaced. He thinks he that he cannot simply speak out and ask the kinds of questions that should be asked. That’s quoting Dan Rather.

CHARLIE ROSE: (hemming and hawing and more hemming and hawing)


More: video and transcript (the fun part on the video begins at about 13:40 - the video is SOOO much better than the transcript above because its easier to follow and you get to see Amy Goodman in attack dog mode and poor Charlie getting beaten down and trying to come up with something, and trying to talk down to her. And Amy Goodman's little victory smile right at the end
http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/3/19/video_2003_charlie_rose_interview_with_amy_goodman_about_iraq_war_protests

Now if all Charlie Rose shows were like that, I'd be happy if PBS trashes its whole lineup and broadcasts Charlie Rose 24/7/365 (366 in leap years)

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Response to progree (Reply #9)

Mon May 20, 2013, 05:50 PM

10. Thank you for that! nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2013, 05:59 PM

11. I would rather have Phil Donahue. nt

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