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Charlie Rose: Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Airs Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, former anchor of...

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Above: Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose, former anchor of the CBS News program Nightwatch and currently a correspondent for 60 Minutes II, engages Americas best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions five nights a week.

Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose engages the world’s most fascinating individuals in one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions five nights a week. From studios in New York City and locations around the world, Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have “a great story to tell.”

In addition, President Obama will sit down with PBS NEWSHOUR Co-Anchor and Managing Editor Gwen Ifill on Monday, September 9, to discuss his latest attempts to build support with the American public, Congress and the international community for a military strike against Syria. The interview with President Obama airs Monday on the inaugural broadcast of the PBS NEWSHOUR at 7 p.m., with Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and managing editors.

Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which will run in its entirety in a special presentation on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV.

In this global television exclusive, Assad gives his only television interview since President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve the use of force against the Syrian regime for alleged use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.

This marks Assad’s first interview with an American television outlet in nearly two years. The interview was conducted on Sunday, September 8, at the Presidential Palace in Damascus.

The Charlie Rose interview with Assad will broadcast one night before President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plans to respond to the situation in Syria. KPBS will broadcast the Presidential Address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Excerpt: Charlie Rose Exclusive with Bashar Al-Assad

Continued discussion about Syria with Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution & Michael Gordon of The New York Times. We conclude with a conversation about the global economy with James Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. Air Date 9/4/2013

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