National Press Club

2014 NPC Fourth Estate Award Dinner Honoring Charlie Rose

September 13, 2014

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Run time: 60 minutes

Charlie Rose, the affable North Carolinian known for his thoughtful, low-key interview style, was awarded the National Press Club’s 2014 Fourth Estate Award for a lifetime of achievement.

Rose, who accepted the award Sept. 13, 2014 at a gala dinner, dedicated it to those journalists who “give their lives for the story,” and noted the dramatic courage and sacrifice of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, murdered recently by the Islamic State group. Rose also acknowledged British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines,whose apparent death at the hands of the same group had been reported shortly before the Saturday evening event began.

As a recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, Rose joins a distinguished roster of the nation's top journalists. The first award was bestowed in 1973 to Walter Cronkite of CBS News.