Christiane Amanpour to take over Charlie Rose’s time slot on PBS

December 5, 2017 GMT

Christiane Amanpour to take over Charlie Rose’s time slot on PBS

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- PBS is turning to longtime CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour to fill the void left by Charlie Rose’s sudden dismissal.

“Amanpour on PBS” began airing Monday at 11 p.m. on WNET in New York City. The nightly global affairs program will roll out on an interim basis to PBS stations nationwide beginning Dec. 11. “Amanpour,” which premiered on CNN International in 2012, will continue to air on that network weekdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist,” said WNET president Neal Shapiro 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.”

PBS will pair “Amampour on PBS” with a second public affairs program at 11:30 p.m. to fill out Rose’s old time slot. The host of that show will be announced at a later date.

In the weeks since the scandal broke, public television stations across the country been scrambling to fill the spot occupied by Rose since 1993. Cleveland’s WVIZ Channel 25 has been airing BBC World News at 11 p.m. followed by Tavis Smiley at 11:30 p.m.

Rose was fired from both PBS and CBS last month after being accused by several women of sexual harassment. CBS has yet to fill his anchor position on “CBS This Morning,” relying for now on a combination of Vladimir Duthiers and Bianna Golodryga in the chair alongside Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell.