PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced Monday that the news network is bringing on CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as Charlie Rose's interim replacement after he was fired for multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
"‘Amanpour on PBS' adds to the long tradition of public-affairs programming that has been a hallmark of public media for decades," Kerger said in a statement.
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"Christiane Amanpour is a fearless and uncompromising journalist," said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET. "We are pleased to welcome her to the PBS system and are gratified to offer this thorough and responsible news program to viewers nationwide."
Eight women came forward in a bombshell report two weeks ago and accused Rose of sexually harassing them with nudity, groping, and lewd phone calls over the course of his career, according to the Washington Post:
Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the "Charlie Rose" show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes."
Rose's show ran on PBS and Bloomberg TV, in addition to his anchor duties on "CBS This Morning." All three networks fired him shortly after the report was published.
CNN International will continue to air Amanpour’s shows on weekdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET. "Amanpour on PBS" will begin airing on New York’s PBS station on Monday and will run on other stations starting Dec. 11, according to Politico.