‘Hardest-Working Man in Television’ Is Finally Ready for Prime Time

May 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A familiar TV host who has been called "the hardest-working man in television" will soon extend his talents to prime time. Elizabeth Jensen reports in The New York Times that Charlie Rose is getting a new PBS show.

Rose, who already hosts a late-night PBS interview show and co-hosts on "CBS This Morning," will also host a half-hour program called "Charlie Rose Weekend" that will air on Friday nights, the story reports.

The show will cull the best from Rose’s late-night show, which has aired on PBS for two decades, and will also feature original interviews. The network will start airing it in July at 8:30 p.m. Fridays, replacing the newsmagazine "Need to Know."

Jensen adds, "Where Mr. Rose, who is 71, will find the time to put together yet another program is unclear. Through PBS, which plans to announce the program [today], he said the new project is ‘distinctly different in nature’ from the late-night show, and will make ‘full use of technology and social media.’"

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