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Charlie Rose to Provide Keynote Presentation at NRA Show

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Acclaimed interviewer and newscaster Charlie Rose will share insights into current issues and events, based on his years of conversations with the biggest newsmakers in the world, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show in Chicago this weekend. Rose will address attendees on Sunday at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Charlie Rose is one of America’s most recognizeable newscasters, and his insights will be invaluable,’ said Ira Cohn, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2010 and President of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. ‘Mr. Rose’s background of interacting with some of the most influential elected and opinion leaders of our time puts him in a unique position to provide NRA Show 2010 attendees with new perspectives on issues that affect all of us.’

As the executive editor and anchor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour interview program on PBS, and a contributing correspondent to the CBS News program 60 Minutes, he has been described as ‘the major cultural and intellectual historian of recent times and he has done so by causing a paradigm shift in how we learn – of how we acquire new knowledge of what is happening in the world around us.’

Since 1991, Charlie Rose has logged more in-depth hours with Nobel Laureates, and extraordinary men and women of science, politics, art, business, sports, technology, literature and entertainment than any other program in the world. These conversations have provided accessible profiles of the people who have influenced our world. Examples of personalities Rose has engaged include Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy, Carol Burnett, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Willie Nelson.

Mr. Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Duke University. He has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees.

Rose’s keynote address will be held at 2 p.m. in McCormick Place’s Vista Ballroom, S406, on May 23. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The keynote is open to all registered NRA Show 2010 attendees, exhibitors and media, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.