Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Christiane Amanpour to take over Charlie Rose's time slot on PBS

Christiane Amanpour to take over Charlie Rose's time slot on PBS

Christiane Amanpour's global affairs program will slot into the first half hour vacated after Charlie Rose was sacked from PBS.

PBS and WNET New York are set to debut interview program Amanpour on PBS.

"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist", said WNET president Neal Shapiro in a statement.

The public broadcaster announced Monday evening that the time slot would be filled by broadcasts of Christiane Amanpour's current affairs program, "Amanpour", which now airs on CNN International.

The network is also finalizing plans for a second half-hour public affairs program to complete the hour.

Amanpour's program, which airs on CNN International at 2 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET, will be repackaged and called "Amanpour On PBS".

A separate announcement is expected to follow at a later date.

PBS previously aired Charlie Rose in the same time slot since 1991.

Stations have been without Rose's high-minded talk program since November 21 when it was dropped following a report that the host had harassed women who worked with him on the long-running late night staple. "Charlie Rose is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company".

Amanpour's program features interviews with global leaders and decision makers.

"Amanpour on PBS adds to the long tradition of public affairs programming that has been a hallmark of public media for decades", says PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

Amanpour is chief global correspondent for CNN and is likely to appeal to Rose's audience, who saw his program as a forum for sober, serious discussion they were not getting elsewhere on TV. She has received nine honorary degrees. She has during her career contributed to CBS' "60 Minutes" and spent some time as host of ABC News' "This Week".

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