by Morey Stettner
If you watched The Charlie Rose Show on March 17, 2008, you probably did a double take. The host, who normally looks suave and unruffled, sported a nasty black eye and a bandage across his lower forehead.
Rose did not attempt to explain why he looked as if he just emerged from a gang fight between the Sharks and the Jets. I guess he figured his beaten-up look would not arouse much curiosity.
Yet many viewers wondered what happened. They called the television station to express their concern and seek an explanation.
Through his producers, Rose admitted after the broadcast that he fell while walking in Manhattan a few hours before filming the show. But that’s not all.
Rose claimed that he tripped on a 59th Street pothole while carrying a freshly purchased MacBook computer. As soon as he lost his footing, he said, he wanted to safeguard the Mac at all costs. So he grabbed it with both arms and hit the paveme...(register to read more)