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Charlie Rose Biography

Birth Name:
Charles Peete Rose Jr.
Birth Place:
Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Talk-show host, journalist

Fast Facts

  • Intended to study medicine when he entered Duke University, but became interested in politics after an internship with Sen
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  • Worked on Wall Street after college but landed a job with Bill Moyers' PBS show in 1974 after meeting him through his wife, who was also in broadcast journalism
  • While working for Moyers, produced a Peabody Award-winning interview with Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in 1976; and won an Emmy for his 1987 interview with convicted murderer Charles Manson
  • In 1979, began working for KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, where he began a talk show that would become The Charlie Rose Show