Charlie Rose, executive producer and host of the PBS interview show "Charlie Rose," will be giving the commencement address at NC State University next month.
UPDATE: The event is free and open to the public - no tickets
Rose is a native of Henderson, North Carolina, and a graduate of Duke. He has hosted "Charlie Rose" since 1991 and is also a correspondent for "60 Minutes" on CBS. Early in his career Rose won a Peabody award for a piece on soon-to-be president Jimmy Carter, and later won an Emmy for a televised interview with Charles Manson.
NC State's graduation will take place on May 15 at 9am at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Rose will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
"Charlie Rose" airs each night during the week at 11:30pm on PBS (UNC-TV) and on Bloomberg Television (channel 124 on cable) at 10pm.