Charlie Rose is one of the few reporters/media personalities that seems to be able to actually do his job. Which is to ask tough questions and try to find the truth.
You aren't going to see a whole lot of gee whiz stuff on his show. It's long, has low production values and rarely has high emotion. No tickers, no flashing lights, no perky co-hosts. Polite conversation without ad hominems.
Heck even the set is basically just two chairs, a table and a pitch black room.
but what really separates him from the pack is his ability to land the creme of the crop interview subjects. From Buffett to Soros to Bill Black to Geithner etc. The people who actually call the shots or have big success/ideas will come on his shows.
And Rose (or his producers) seem knowledgeable enough to ask much of the right questions. Typically his shows with macroeconomics and politics are better than ones dealing with business or markets. Which is too bad.
If he has a weakness it's that he doesn't push very hard when his guests get evasive. But I'm going to guess if he did he might lose his cachet of landing the big fish.
Nonetheless I learn something everytime I watch his show. And never have felt like I've wasted my time. Even in the age of the internet, Rose still seems like he has an inside track on some knowledge the regular joe doesn't know. So it make for some interesting conversations.
Good stuff to have going on the background when doing trading/investing work as it's not overly distracting to one's mood.
This review is the subjective opinion of an Investimonials member and not of Investimonials LLC
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