PBS has found its permanent replacement for Charlie Rose.
Christiane Amanpour will host a new, hourlong late-night public affairs program called “Amanpour & Company” in the 11 p.m. timeslot previously filled by the scandal-plagued Rose.
Rose, 76, was ousted by both PBS and CBS last November after eight women came forward to accuse the veteran journalist of sexual misconduct.
PBS had been airing a simulcast of Amanpour’s half-hour CNN International program, “Amanpour,” on its stations on an interim basis in the that timeslot after Rose’s firing.
“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour, who is based in London, said in a statement Tuesday. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”
The new program hosted by Amanpour – the chief international correspondent for CNN – will begin in July and feature prominent journalists Alicia Menendez, Michel Martin, Hari Sreenivasan and Walter Isaacson as regular contributors, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The show will center on Amanpour’s interviews with global leaders. Amanpour, who’s 60 and has hosted her CNN show since 2012, will still do that program as well.
Rose began hosting his PBS show “Charlie Rose” in 1991 and continued to do so until his exodus last fall following the allegations made against him in a report by the Washington Post.
A subsequent report by the newspaper last week stated than an additional 27 women had also come forward with accusations against the longtime anchor, including 14 of his former CBS colleagues. Rose has denied those allegations.
Three women sued Rose last week for sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination, claiming he used inappropriate language, made advances toward them and made them uncomfortable by touching them while they worked together at CBS.
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