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Christiane Amanpour named interim replacement for Charlie Rose on PBS

| Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
In this Jan. 10, 2014, file photo, Christiane Amanpour of CNN reacts to photographers at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif. Amanpour, who is CNN's chief international correspondent, is scheduled to speak Friday, May 5, 2017, at Northeastern's graduation ceremony at TD Garden arena in Boston.
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In this Jan. 10, 2014, file photo, Christiane Amanpour of CNN reacts to photographers at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif. Amanpour, who is CNN's chief international correspondent, is scheduled to speak Friday, May 5, 2017, at Northeastern's graduation ceremony at TD Garden arena in Boston.

Veteran correspondent Christiane Amanpour will take over the interview slot on PBS previously occupied by Charlie Rose.

PBS and WNET, in an announcement Monday, said the new show, “Amanpour on PBS,” will air on an interim basis starting Dec. 11 at 11 p.m. It will also air on CNN International on weekdays.

Rose's show, which PBS first aired in 1991, was eliminated on Nov. 21 following an extensive Washington Post report that detailed his alleged unwanted sexual advances toward women. He was also terminated by CBS, where he co-hosted “CBS This Morning” and was a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

Amanpour, who is CNN's chief international correspondent, is one of the most decorated correspondents of her generation, having won 11 Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards and two George Polk Awards.

She “is a fearless and uncompromising journalist,” Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET said in a statement. “We are pleased to welcome her to the PBS system and are gratified to offer this thorough and responsible news program to viewers nationwide.”

Rose is among several high-profile television personalities to be toppled by allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior this year, including Matt Lauer (“Today Show”), Bill O'Reilly (“O'Reilly Factor”) and Mark Halperin (“Morning Joe”).

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