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PBS names CNN's Christiane Amanpour as Charlie Rose's interim replacement

PBS announced on Monday that CNN International correspondent Christiane Amanpour would be the interim replacement for Charlie Rose after he was fired and his long-running interview show was canceled over 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,” PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said in a statement.

Rose’s eponymous program ran on PBS and Bloomberg TV, and he was also an anchor for “CBS This Morning.” All three broadcasters let him go on Nov. 21 after The Washington Post and other outlets published multiple, separate accounts of women who said that Rose had sexually harassed or assaulted them.

CNN International will continue to air Amanpour’s shows on weekdays at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EST. “Amanpour on PBS” will begin airing on New York’s PBS station on Monday and will roll out to other stations beginning Dec. 11.

Amanpour is the recipient of a number of journalistic awards for excellence, including 11 news and documentary Emmys, four Peabody Awards and two George Polk Awards.

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