NEW YORK – Charlie Rose, whose career as a journalist was crumbling in 2017 due to allegations of sexual misconduct, emerged on Thursday when he posted online a lengthy interview he conducted with the investor. investment Warren Buffett.
Rose said in an announcement on his website that he’s proud of his recent conversation with Buffett. The 80-year-old journalist said this is the first interview he has done in more than four years.
“Nice to meet you,” Rose told Buffett, the 91-year-old director of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the richest men in the world.
“Nice to meet you,” Buffett replied. Their talk lasted 75 minutes and focused solely on Buffett. Rose’s experience is not discussed.
Rose’s TV talk show, which has aired on PBS since 1991, came to an abrupt end in November 2017 after The Washington Post published a story in which several women who had worked with him allege a sexual misconduct consisting of groping and walking naked in front of them. .
He called a 21-year-old employee to tell her his fantasies of seeing her swim in the nude, the Post said during its investigation, which was published during the period. the pinnacle of the #MeToo movement.
Rose apologized for his actions but it didn’t save his job. He was also fired from “CBS This Morning,” which he has co-hosted with Gayle King since 2012.
On her website, Rose calls the Buffett interview “a step in her journey to attracting the most interesting people and uncovering the most compelling ideas in the world.”
During the interview, the two talked about Buffett’s career, which began when he bought stocks for $114.75 in 1942, when he was 11 years old. He describes his typical day, which involves phoning a colleague half an hour before the stock market opens to instruct him on the business to take – sometimes involving buying and sold for billions of dollars.
Buffett talks about his company’s annual meeting, on April 30, where he plans to speak and answer questions from thousands of his investors.
Finally, he brushed off some of Rose’s specific questions, including when the interview revolved around the subject of the war in Ukraine.
It doesn’t do me any good — and it doesn’t help the world — for me to talk about it, says Buffett.
When asked how time has changed him, Buffett said, “I’ve been dozing off, but I’ve gotten wiser.” He can’t add numbers quickly, sometimes forgets his name and sometimes climbs to the top of the stairs and forgets what he came for. But capital allocation, he says, “I can do… better than ever.”
Not everyone on social media welcomed Rose’s return, with some posting old articles on Twitter about what he was accused of. Rebecca Carroll, author of “Surviving the White Gaze,” published her December 2017 Esquire article in which she writes about the “toxic and degrading” atmosphere she found as a child producer on Rose’s PBS show and offshoots of the #MeToo movement for black women.
“Strong white men will always reappear,” Carroll wrote on Twitter. “They’ll always be fine.”