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Friday, May 26, 2006

Life's Too Short to Be Nice

After major heart surgery, Charlie Rose is planning to return to his show in early summer. Since last March, Charlie has been recuperating from repair to his mitral valve and has had guest hosts fill in for him. How will he perform when he's back at the desk? I hope that we'll see the old Charlie of ten years ago. I used to be a huge fan, but then through the years, I noticed that his incisive questioning softened. In addition, his guests seemed to stack on the side of celebrities who were promoting some dud or some CEO who acted like this was a stockholders meeting. After David Letterman had major heart surgery in 2000, he came back fiesty as ever. This is when his feuds with Oprah, Dr. Phil, and Bill O'Reilly surfaced. He realized that life's too short to be nice to phony posers. I hope Charlie realizes the same thing.