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Charlie Rose

Charles Peete Rose Jr. is an American television journalist and talk show host. From 1991 to 2017, he was the host and executive producer of the talk show Charlie Rose on PBS and Bloomberg LP.

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I think the long interview has an important life.
The person I've always wanted to interview but never met was Richard Burton.
The question is just as important as the answer. — © Charlie Rose
The question is just as important as the answer.
It would be wonderful to become what Oprah has become: she is in such a class of her own, as an entrepreneur, as a performer and an icon. The idea of building a series of programmes and choosing people that I think have talent to do them would be a very interesting idea. I would love to show that television can have soul, depth and range.
People like to be challenged. Most people that I know who are any good at life like to be challenged.
I'm not an advocacy journalist - that's not what I do. My role in journalism is to be able to engage the most interesting people with the best ideas.
Most people have a concentration in particular areas; it might be politics, it might be science, it might be business, it might be sports. I care about all of those, and that's why I've chosen the formats I chose.
If I was madly in love with someone who offered the opportunity to spend our lives together, I would love to have a child or adopt a child.
Nighttime, in a nanosecond, asleep by 10:30. No chance I'll get through the day without two naps. Before noon, around 11 A.M. I catch 30 minutes. Living not far from CBS is perfect because afternoons I go home for another.
I'm flattered by the fact that most people tell me they don't know what my politics are.
I don't talk about my politics. I am registered as an independent.
I'm an only child, so I don't even have nieces or nephews.
I want to challenge people to find out who they are.
Richard Serra, the great sculptor, personifies an artist for me. — © Charlie Rose
Richard Serra, the great sculptor, personifies an artist for me.
My parents had a great work ethic.
There's a great appetite for smart television. Every day I get up and there are interesting stories I want to do.
The great regret of my life is that I didn't have children.
The highest admiration I have for my colleagues is not for someone in a studio in New York but for somebody on the ground in places that they've gone to fight to tell the story.
I would've been intrigued by being a film director. I would've been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.
I think Vladimir Putin, because of all of his experiences, has a real fear about being - about NATO being on his borders. He's always had that.
The alarm rings 4:45, again at 5, but I wake up 4:30 naturally. Shower, shave, orange juice, perk my own coffee, hear the news, and the CBS car arrives 5:30.
I was an only child of a father who loved me deeply, but we didn't play catch, even though I was an athlete. We didn't go fishing or hunting or any of the things I wanted to do. Why not? He just didn't do that.
I knew that if I could put a table in a room with not much light and a couple of chairs, I could have a real conversation. And I know that people... like to eavesdrop on a conversation.
I would love to have a long and serious conversation with the Pope. And Woody Allen, whom I have never interviewed. Then, after those two? Steve Jobs.
I think that most people believe that Russia, because of its - it has regained some of its military strength. And they do rattle the saber a bit. It wants to be a player.
I could spend several hours on YouTube every night. It's all there. I just don't have enough time.
When I think about athletes, probably my favorite guest of all time among baseball players was Ted Williams.
The younger generation watches what's interesting, not whether it's presented by someone who is as old as I am or someone who is as old as a 21-year-old. It's the material. If I did a series of conversations on things most interesting to Millennials, they would respond to it, and I do.
Sometimes you lose some tournaments you should win and you win some you should lose. — © Charlie Rose
Sometimes you lose some tournaments you should win and you win some you should lose.
Every other word out of every other Chinese mouth is "development, development, development, development." And that's what they're talking about it - because they believe it, A, enables them, with development, to have the kind of status they want in the world, and B, it enables them to deal with their internal problems, having to do with poverty, urban-rural as well as the environment.
There's some people who say big philanthropy is not such a good idea, meaning that somehow you have enormous power and you're not elected and that that may not be such a good idea to have people with enormous wealth to have so much influence.
Gary Player and others have said all of us should all give Arnold Palmer a percentage of our earnings because without you there would be no television contracts and without you it wouldn't be as good for anyone.
I am not willing to let the market-place determine the future of the animal kingdom.
America was, in the eyes of so many people, and it's what people respect America for, it is people have been able to come here, find a place, contribute to the economy. That's what immigration has been in America.
At the end, regret only what you didn't do.
Knowing a a springboard to creativity.
When you limit a woman's potential, you limit your own.
I love Italy so much, I want to change it in order to make sure it can be all that it can.
The more patient we are, the closer the Iranians get to a nuclear weapon. — © Charlie Rose
The more patient we are, the closer the Iranians get to a nuclear weapon.
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