Acclaimed interviewer and newscaster Charlie Rose will share insights into current issues and events, based on his years of conversations with the biggest newsmakers in the world, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show this month. Rose will address attendees at the Association’s 2010 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show on May 23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Charlie Rose is one of America’s most recognizable newscasters, and his insights will be invaluable,” says Ira Cohn, convention chair for NRA Show 2010 and president of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. “Mr. Rose’s background of interacting with some of the most influential elected and opinion leaders of our time puts him in a unique position to provide NRA Show 2010 attendees with new perspectives on issues that affect all of us.”

As the executive editor and anchor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour interview program on PBS, and a contributing correspondent to the CBS News program 60 Minutes, he has been described as “the major cultural and intellectual historian of recent times and he has done so by causing a paradigm shift in how we learn—of how we acquire new knowledge of what is happening in the world around us.”

Since 1991, Charlie Rose has logged more in-depth hours with Nobel Laureates, and extraordinary men and women of science, politics, art, business, sports, technology, literature, and entertainment than any other program in the world. These conversations have provided accessible profiles of the people who have influenced our world. Examples of personalities Rose has engaged include Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy, Lula da Silva, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Recep Erdogan, Bashar al-Assad, Pervez Musharraf, Hosni Mubarak, Lee Kuan Yew, and Manmohan Singh.
Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Duke University. He has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees.

Rose’s keynote address will be held at 2 p.m. in McCormick Place’s Vista Ballroom, S406, on May 23. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The keynote is open to all registered NRA Show 2010 attendees, exhibitors, and media, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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