PBS Brings ‘Charlie Rose Weekend’ to Friday Nights

Rose has been with PBS for two decades with hourlong skein 'Charlie Rose'

Charlie Rose

PBS auds will be able to close out their week with Charlie Rose beginning this July, as the network has greenlit “Charlie Rose Weekend,” a halfhour news program slated for Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

Rose, a PBS vet and noted journo, has appeared on the network nationally for two decades as the host of latenight program “Charlie Rose.” Last year, he joined “CBS This Morning” as a co-anchor in addition to his anchor duties on PBS.

On his new primetime “Weekend” program, Rose will examine the news events of the week, and those approaching in the week ahead, covering a range of subjects from politics, to science, to media and sports.

Rose’s syndicated hourlong show “Charlie Rose” will remain unchanged on the net.

“PBS is my first broadcast home and I’m excited to embark on a new project that, while distinctly different in nature from ‘Charlie Rose,’ will build on its history and harness the possibilities of the future by a full use of technology and social media,” said Rose. “We will offer a fresh look at the people shaping our lives and the questions that demand answers and context.  By bringing together top newsmakers each week and engaging the audience in innovative ways, we will invite viewers to start their weekends on Friday with PBS.”