Acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer Charlie Rose will accept the National Press Club's most-honored prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a gala dinner on September 13 in Washington, D.C. Rose is the 42nd recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field as one of the most noted interviewers of his era.
Rose hosts the program "Charlie Rose" on PBS television stations across the United States. He also co-anchors "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent to "60 Minutes." Rose is hailed as one of America's premier interviewers, hosting international political figures, entertainers, artists, athletes, and business leaders. He creates programs that introduce new people, explore fresh ideas and illuminate complicated topics. He was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor in 2010, has won numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities, and received many honorary degrees.
"Few things are as meaningful as the judgment of your peers," said Rose. "For that reason and more, I am deeply honored to join a much-admired list of journalists who've received the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award. Television is a collaborative medium and for every good thing that happens to me professionally, there are hundreds of people who make it possible."
"Charlie Rose consistently sets the highest standards of journalism through his timely and incisive interviews of leaders from all walks of life," said National Press Club president Myron Belkind. "We are honored to bestow the Fourth Estate award on him this year in recognition of his truly remarkable achievements."
The Fourth Estate Award is the highest honor bestowed on a journalist by the National Press Club. Previous winners include Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder. Belkind said the selection of Rose is in keeping with that tradition of honoring excellence.
The Sept. 13 dinner is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club's non-profit affiliate, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.