Christiane Amanpour Will Replace Charlie Rose Late Night In Joint PBS WNET/CNN Production


Christiane Amanpour will permanently replace Charlie Rose's 11 pm late-night talk program on PBS stations. 

Amanpour’s new hour-long show, called “Amanpour & Company,” will debut in July. It’s an expansion of her current half-hour CNN International program “Amanpour” that has aired on PBS since Rose was fired amid sexual harassment allegations.

The new show, a production of CNN and PBS station WNET, will continue to air on CNN International. PBS says the show will “feature wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports.”

Writes New York Magazine, the show will be hosted primarily from Amanpour's home in London and will feature four regular contributors: Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”; Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute; Alicia Menendez, host of the 'Latina to Latina' podcast and contributing editor at Bustle; and Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend.

“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour told CNN. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”

Just last week, The Washington Post followed up on their original investigation into allegations from eight women against Charlie Rose. interviewing an additional 27 women -- 14 CBS News employees and 13 who worked with him elsewhere. In total, The Post interviewed 107 current and former employees who had worked with Rose