Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Christiane Amanpour will replace Charlie Rose's PBS time slot after his firing

Christiane Amanpour will replace Charlie Rose's PBS time slot after his firing

The late night public affairs show will replace the gap left by Rose's abrupt ouster two weeks ago following allegations of sexual harassment.

"Charlie Rose" had run on PBS since 1991, but the network cut ties with the host last month after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple women.

PBS is turning to longtime CNN global correspondent Christiane Amanpour to fill the void left by Charlie Rose's sudden dismissal. The show is expected to roll out to all PBS stations beginning December 11.

"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist", said Neal Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of WNET.

Charlie Rose was fired after multiple women accused him of sexual assault
Charlie Rose was fired after multiple women accused him of sexual assault

Rose was sacked last month from both PBS and CBS following a report from The Washington Post, which featured eight women claiming the host physically groped their bodies, made lewd phone calls, and walked around naked in their presence.

CBS has yet to name a replacement for Rose, who appeared on its morning show.

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect". "Amanpour", which premiered on CNN International in 2012, will continue to air on that network weekdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

"Amanpour" will begin airing at 11 p.m.in New York Monday and roll out to other PBS stations beginning on December 11. She is also ABC's global affairs anchor.

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