What Is Charlie Rose's Biography?


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Charlie Rose is a journalist who is the host of the interview show "Charlie Rose" on PBS and the co-anchor of "CBS This Morning." He also hosts the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley" when Pelley is unavailable.

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Charlie Rose was born on January 5, 1942, in Henderson, North Carolina, and is the only child of tobacco farmers Margaret and Charles Peete Rose, Sr. Rose spent his early childhood living above his parents' country store. He attended Duke University and originally intended on majoring in pre-med, but an internship with the North Carolina Democratic senator sparked Rose's interest in politics. He graduated from Duke in 1964 with a history degree, and Duke University School of Law in 1968. He was married to Mary Rose King from 1968 until 1980.

Charlie Rose began his journalism career in 1974 by working on "Bill Moyers' International Report" on PBS, and he became a correspondent for "U.S.A.: People and Politics" in 1975. KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, hired Rose in 1979 and created the program that eventually became "The Charlie Rose Show." "Charlie Rose" became nationally syndicated in 1993.

Charlie Rose maintains six residences around the world as of 2015. These include a 575-acre farm in Oxford, North Carolina; an apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City; a beach house in Bellport, New York; and an apartment in Paris, France.

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