Charlie Rose: Journalism icon

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Charlie Rose Legendary talk show icon Charlie Rose talks about how he got his start and what drives him as a journalist.

Let’s face it, Charlie Rose, has cemented himself as one of media’s most influential figures.

The iconic American broadcast journalist and talk show host’s luminous career has spanned 40-plus years. He’s captivated audiences, around the globe, with his interviews. He’s been knighted in the French Legion of Honor, and won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. It’s a path Rose never expected to take growing up in a small town.

“I thought I’d be a lawyer or I thought I’d be a doctor,” explained Rose. “Those were things I knew about in a small town.”

Charlie Rose: Television talk show icon

Charlie Rose: Television talk show icon

Legendary talk show icon Charlie Rose talks about how he got his start and what drives him as a journalist.

He’s engaged some of the world’s biggest politicians, stars and innovators in one-on-one and roundtable discussions. His headline-making interview, in 2013, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently won both an EMMY and a Peabody Award.

He’s host and executive producer of the “Charlie Rose” program, which airs on an American public broadcaster across the United States. He also co-anchors “CBS This Morning” – one of America’s fastest-growing morning news broadcasts – and he’s a contributing correspondent to the American TV newsmagazine show, “60 Minutes.”

But even with all his success, Rose says his one regret in life is not becoming a father.

“To have missed, what some consider the most amazing thing in their life, gives me some sense of: ‘I wish I had done it.’ I never planned not to do it, I just got so involved in everything and I was married and divorced, I just didn’t do it,” Rose said.

Charlie Rose joined Mike Walter in our New York studio and talked about how he got his start and what drives him as a journalist.