Since Charlie Rose’s PBS talk show seems to consist 80% of fawning showbiz interviews (like there aren’t enough of those already, even if Charlie’s are smarter), I thought you’d like to know that he’s back at the round table tonight. For the first half of the show, he’ll talk about his heart surgery and recovery with his show’s exec producer, Yvette Vega, and Bill Moyers. In case you didn’t know, Rose underwent mitral valve surgery at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris after complaining of shortness of breath in March while in Syria to interview President Bashar Assad. News reports said that, after emerging from the operating room, the surgeon told two producers from Charlie’s show that he couldn’t assure them Rose would live because of the catastrophic nature of his illness. He was sedated for a week and was in the hospital for 31 days. Moyers also underwent heart surgery in the 1990s and has broadcast and written about healing and the mind.
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