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CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose has been named the 2015 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Arizona State University announced today. “For the past 40 years, Charlie Rose has asked the tough questions that impact people around the world,” said Christopher Callahan, Cronkite School dean and Arizona PBS CEO. “We are thrilled to honor him and excited for our students, alumni, supporters and friends to meet one of the best in journalism.”
“I treasure this honor the way I cherish the life of Walter Cronkite,” Rose said. “What I loved about his life was his passion for all things in life, including sailing. His journalism went far beyond the headlines to include the same range of curiosity I pursue from politics to people, from science to space, and always the story. Whether he was looking back into history or forward into space, he was the constant connection to our world. The fact that this award comes from one of our best journalism schools makes it even more appreciated.”
The will receive the award in a ceremony in Phoenix in October. CBS News president David Rhodes said Rose respects the traditions set by CBS’ iconic evening news anchor. “Our core values are the same now as they were when Cronkite anchored the CBS Evening News. Charlie Rose embodies those values today.”