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  • Larry King: Trump Protesters Smashed My Car Windows In

    01/27/2017 4:25:54 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies ^ | January 20, 2017 | Frances Martel
    Legendary interviewer Larry King assured fans that he was not hurt after protesters objecting to the peaceful transfer of power between presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump smashed in the windows of his car. “Protestors in DC smashed the windows of my hired SUV & many other cars,” King posted on Twitter. “I was working in-studio & am ok, but my driver is a bit rattled.”
  • Trump attacks U.S. foreign policy, political press corps on state-owned Russian television network

    09/10/2016 12:01:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2016 | Jose DeReal
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S. foreign policy and the American political press corps Thursday during an interview on RT America, a state-owned Russian television network. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Thursday evening, Trump spoke with journalist Larry King about the presidential race, American intervention in Iraq and the Middle East, and the potential intrusion by Russian hackers into Democratic Party databases. RT, which airs in several countries in English and Russian, is funded by the Russian government; though it characterizes itself as independent, the network has been regularly accused of pro-Kremlin bias. The interview came as Trump...
  • Secret Yanukovych Party Ledgers Claim $225,000 Deal With CNN Host

    08/21/2016 3:13:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 20 2016 AST
    U.S. television star Larry King received $225,000 from Ukraine’s disgraced former ruling Party of Regions, Ukrainian journalist and politician Serhiy Leshchenko has claimed. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Leshchenko said that he had uncovered evidence which proved that the Party of Regions had paid King using shadow assets. The longtime CNN host received the money in return for a 2011 interview with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, said Sevgil Musaeva-Borovyk, the chief editor of the Ukrainskaya Pravda news website. Yanukovych fled to Russia in February 2014 following months of anti-government protests.
  • Colin Powell: I’ve Been Victim of Racial Profiling ‘Many Times’ (video)

    07/28/2009 6:32:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies · 1,564+ views
    CNN ^ | July 28, 2009
    "I got mad when I, as a national security adviser to the president of the United States, I went down to meet somebody at Reagan National Airport and nobody recognized -- nobody thought I could possibly be the national security adviser to the president. I was just a black guy at Reagan National Airport. And it was only when I went up to the counter and said, 'Is my guest here who's waiting for me?' did somebody say, 'Oh, you're General Powell.' It was inconceivable to him that a black guy could be the national security adviser."
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Colin Powell to Skip Gates: “You don’t argue with a police officer”

    07/28/2009 2:58:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies · 1,761+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 28, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Mediaite, something to start the conversational ball rolling at that not-all-awkward White House drink-up on Thursday. Mediaite has obtained a transcript from former Sec. of State Colin Powell’s interview on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight, in which Powell comments on the Professor Gates story, as well as Sarah Palin and more… “I would say, the first teaching point is when you’re faced with an officer trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something. This is not the time to get in an argument with him. I was taught that as a child. You don’t argue...
  • Trump Video Clips Needed

    04/08/2016 10:24:53 AM PDT · by the_doc · 159 replies
    Self | 04/08/16 | self
    I would like to know if any FReepers can provide links to the following videoclips: 1) Very old Larry King TV Show interview in which the very young Donald Trump starts off by insulting Larry King about his bad breath; 2) The speech (?) in which Trump reportedly made an insinuation that Ben Carson is a child molester; 3) The part of the South Carolina TV debate in which Trump somehow blamed George W. Bush for 9-11; 4) The statement (speech/interview/Twitter post?) blaming Cruz for Obamacare by endorsing John Roberts candidacy on the SCOTUS. Some or maybe even all of...
  • Billionaire to billionaire: Carlos Slim cuts ties with Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 10:02:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Business Review USA ^ | 7/2/14 | Rebecca Castrejon
    The richest businessman in Mexico, Carlos Slim, has cut ties with Donald Trump after the latter offended Mexicans during his speech announcing his run for the presidency of the United States. The magnates were going to launch a television mega project with Larry King, named Ora TV, which would be a producing company financed by America Movil. The partnership is over as of June 29 after Trump carried on offending the neighboring country. Slim’s spokesperson, and son-in-law, Arturo Elias, stated: “Working with someone that narrow-minded was not going to work out.” He added that the comments were racist, especially when...
  • VIDEO: Larry King Slips Up in Interview... Reveals SERIOUS Media Malpractice

    04/25/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies ^ | 04/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    There's nothing that I could write which isn't better explained by Larry's own words in the video. But everybody, and I mean everybody, should be talking about this interview with Larry King. It is the most revealing slip-up into the mindset of liberal journalists, and the perversion of media that I've ever seen. And he doesn't even realize it...
  • Larry King Slams Gun Ownership: 'Beyond Comprehension' to Civil Brits

    04/17/2015 9:15:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 4/16/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Some may be surprised at this revelation, but Larry King still has a television show. The former CNN host is now on the propaganda outfit Russia Today, as well as Ora TV. On Wednesday, the reliably liberal host pushed gun control in a segment on the Second Amendment. Talking to Chuck Michel of the NRA, the anchor sneered, "So, when Sandy Hook happens, does the NRA feel bad?" Referencing the British, King mused, "I interviewed the head of Scotland Yard once and he could not believe that Americans own guns. It was beyond his comprehension that you could have a...
  • Al Roker Wishes 'Global Warming' Term Had Never Been Used

    02/26/2015 10:54:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In the midst of freezing weather and record snowstorms in the eastern United States, NBC's Al Roker wishes the term "Global Warming" had never been used. Too bad, Al. As the Great Lakes are mostly frozen over due to the extreme cold, you are stuck with a term devised by liberals about twenty years ago to describe what they confidently predicted would happen at the time. Now that Global Warming laughably did not pan out, suddenly liberals and Al Roker are regretting that terminology and are now using the all-inclusive "Climate Change" instead. Roker expressed his "Global Warming" regret several...
  • Deion Sanders on Michael Sam: Gay ‘Could Be’ a Choice – ‘The God I Know Don’t Make Mistakes’

    11/08/2014 7:38:12 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/07/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    When questioned about openly homosexual football player Michael Sam, Pro Football Hall of Famer and CBS Sports analyst Deion Sanders said that gay “could be” a choice and added that, “The God I know don’t make mistakes.” In a Nov. 7 interview preview on, an online program, host Larry King asked Sanders what he thought about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later released, and then picked for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and not long thereafter also released. Sanders, who is also a commentator for the NFL Network, said, “You know what, I...
  • Luis Gutierrez throws his support behind Hillary Clinton in 2016 (Payback for FALN pardons?)

    08/10/2014 10:25:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 08/07/2014 | CHAD MERDA
    e polls show an overwhelming amount of support for Hillary Clinton and now Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., is ready to give her a boost as well. Gutierrez, who appeared on PoliticKING with Larry King, says Clinton has what it takes. “I will be happy to back Hillary Clinton, I think she has an astonishing background and a readiness," Gutierrez said. "If she’s ready, I’m ready for Hillary.”
  • Dalai Lama says ‘okay’ to gay marriage

    03/07/2014 11:01:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 07 March 2014 | Antonia Malloy
    The Dalai Lama has voiced his support for gay marriage and condemned homophobia, saying that sex is fine as long as it is consensual. Speaking during an interview with American talk show host Larry King, the Buddhist monk said that gay marriage was “okay” and a “personal matter”. He said: "If two people, a couple, really feel that way, it’s more practical, more satisfaction, and both sides fully agree, then okay!” …
  • After CNN Cancels Morgan, Larry King Says: I Could Come Back

    02/24/2014 12:08:10 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/24/2014 | Lloyd Grove
    ~snip~ King, 81, who hosts Larry King Now, a daily half-hour Web program for Ora TV—in which he has an equity stake—indicated he’d be willing to return to his previous perch at CNN, Jay Leno-like, if Zucker was interested. “If he talked to the people at Ora TV and they could work it out, I would do it,” he said. (The Suspendered One's program is also carried on Hulu and the Putin government-backed Russia Today television network.) For Zucker, Morgan’s departure represents both an opportunity and a failure, and perhaps a huge relief after years of anemic ratings. For Klein,...
  • CNN's Piers Morgan questioned over phone-hacking

    02/15/2014 11:26:06 PM PST · by South40 · 12 replies (Reuters) ^ | 2/15/2014 | Kate Holton and Michael Holden
    (Reuters) — Piers Morgan, one of the biggest names in British media and a CNN television host, has been questioned by London police in connection with allegations of phone-hacking at the Daily Mirror tabloid he used to edit. Morgan, a former judge on "America's Got Talent" show who replaced Larry King on CNN in 2011, said in a statement on Thursday he had been interviewed by officers after voluntarily attending a police station in December. The 48-year-old, who has always denied any involvement in phone hacking, was quizzed as part of wider investigations into illegal practices by journalists at Rupert...
  • Larry King: I Have Never Heard Of Juanita Broaddrick

    02/13/2014 5:27:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/13/14 | sraff
    Famed former CNN host Larry King said he has never heard of Juanita Broaddrick Thursday in an interview with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV. Broadrrick, a former Arkansas nursing home worker, accused President Clinton of raping her during the late 1970s in a 1998 Dateline interview. Malzberg was describing a double standard of media coverage during the 2012 conventions, noting left wing pundits dubbed the GOP convention a “convention of rapists” while remaining silent on President Clinton’s keynote address despite sexual assault allegations directed against the former president. King interjected “Hold up, hold up. Stop! Bill Clinton was accused of...
  • Larry King: 'I've Never Seen Bias' on or off Air

    02/13/2014 9:46:15 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 02/13/2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    Talk-show legend Larry King says that, despite claims the news media have an agenda and slant their coverage, he has never seen bias in reporting in all his years on television and radio. "I worked at CNN for almost 26 years. I worked in Mutual Radio for 20 years. I've been in the business 57 years. I have never seen a bias off the air or on," King told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "I've never seen anyone say, let's go get this person today, let's really ram it into him. I've never seen it. If a Democrat...
  • Meet Russian television's newest personality: Larry King (+video)

    05/29/2013 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 29, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Television legend Larry King has a new political talk show, and a new boss. The Kremlin-funded English-language network RT, formerly known as Russia Today, announced today that it has agreed to air Mr. King's four-times-weekly online public affairs program "Larry King Now," starting in June. The station will also stage a "mold-breaking" new show, "Politics with Larry King," all to be shown on its US affiliate, RT-America. According to the RT statement, King will mainly focus on US politics, and King will interview leading political personalities, ranging from officials to critics of American foreign and domestic policies. "Whether a president...
  • Katie Couric: Larry King ‘lunged’ at me during our bad date

    02/01/2013 1:50:24 PM PST · by illiac · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/1/13 | Page Six New York Post
    To the shock of America, Katie Couric admitted she shared an intimate evening with Larry King. Yes, the bespectacled, suspender wearing, grandfatherly TV-news journalist who is 23 years Couric’s senior. On last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Couric recounted in striking detail about the Italian dinner date she went on with King 26 years ago in Washington, DC. After dinner, King drove them back to his apartment where he tried to put the moves on her. “So we sat there and what can I say, he lunged,” Couric said (to the delight/horror of everyone watching probably.)
  • Larry King to moderate third-party debate

    10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012
    Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
  • Calif teen sentenced for killing gay student

    12/19/2011 11:09:43 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | GREG RISLING
    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California teenager has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for killing a gay student during a computer lab class three years ago. Brandon McInerney didn't speak on Monday but his attorney said his client is deeply remorseful for the murder of 15-year-old Larry King. The victim's family said they couldn't forgive their son's killer.
  • Gay teen murder illustrates schools' challenge

    11/24/2011 10:31:47 AM PST · by madprof98 · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/24/11 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were many missed opportunities to prevent the murder of a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard. Teachers and students saw a simmering feud between Brandon McInerney and Larry King but said they were either ignored by administrators or did little or nothing to intervene. King's mother said she pleaded with school officials to help tone down her son's increasingly flamboyant behavior. One teacher encouraged King to explore his sexuality and gave him a dress. Nearly four years after McInerney, then 14, shot King in the head before stunned classmates, plenty...
  • Pushing an Agenda: Larry King is Dead After School Ignores Mother's Plea

    11/22/2011 12:51:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Rush ^ | November 22, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    <p>RUSH: From the Los Angeles Times: "A teenager who fatally shot a gay classmate in the back of the head during an Oxnard middle school computer lab will spend 21 years in prison under a plea deal reached Monday, closing the books on a case that drew international headlines and ignited debate on how schools should handle sexual identity issues.</p>
  • In plea deal, youth gets 21 years for killing gay teen

    11/21/2011 9:27:10 PM PST · by trumandogz · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11.21.11 | Catherine Saillant,
    A teenager who fatally shot a gay classmate in the back of the head during an Oxnard middle school computer lab will spend 21 years in prison under a plea deal reached Monday, closing the books on a case that drew international headlines and ignited debate on how schools should handle sexual identity issues.
  • Oxnard teen, slain in shooting, was allowed to wear women's accessories to school

    07/12/2011 3:28:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 12, 2011 | Catherine Saillant
    Larry King's feminine attire was upsetting some of the students and faculty at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard. But there was nothing Assistant Principal Joy Epstein could do about it because King's high-heeled boots, earrings and eye makeup were within the Oxnard school's dress policy, Epstein testified Monday at the murder trial of King's classmate, Brandon McInerney. ..."They said we had to protect his civil rights and his equal rights," Epstein said. "We could not discriminate between a boy or a girl wearing those items to school." Epstein's testimony came on the fifth day of McInerney's murder trial. The...
  • N. Korea: Talk Show King Would Like to Interview Kim Jong-il (Larry King dying to interview evil)

    05/28/2011 8:48:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 05/27/11
    Talk Show King Would Like to Interview Kim Jong-il The veteran U.S. talk show host Larry King, who has interviewed about 50,000 celebrities from around the world including seven U.S. presidents, says the Korean he would most like to interview is Kim Jong-il. King was talking with participants after a keynote speech at the Seoul Digital Forum 2011 in Seoul on Wednesday. He said it would be interesting to interview the reclusive dictator because "people who are perceived as evil by the world... They don't think they’re different and they don't look in the mirror and say I'm evil and...
  • Larry King Tweaks Anderson Cooper: 'Let's See What She's Up To'

    03/11/2011 4:20:59 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    Popeater ^ | March 10, 2011 | Rob Shuter
    Hair jokes were in no short supply at last night's Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump, but the quip that had the audience shocked was when CNN icon Larry King made fun of his former co-worker Anderson Cooper's sexuality. Pretending he was still hosting his now-defunct talk show, King took calls from viewers throughout the country and then tossed to Anderson, whose '360' followed his 'Live' show every night for years. "Anderson Cooper is coming up next. Let's see what SHE'S up to," Larry said to the packed house. Anderson, who never talks about his sexuality in public, has been...
  • Larry King Rips Hannity, Maddow:'What They Are – Are Preachers'

    12/26/2010 1:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/26/10 | Jeff Poor
    Both Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow offered their best to outgoing legendary anchor Larry King on Dec. 16, his final broadcast night. But how does the outgoing CNN anchor feel about them? On CNN’s Sunday broadcast of “Reliable Sources,” host Howard Kurtz asked King about his competitors, which he was third to in the ratings at the tail-end of his career. King admitted they were good at what they did, but said he didn’t particularly care for it. “They got better ratings,” King said. “However, I don’t regret anything and I’m happy with what I did.
  • New CNN host Piers Morgan is a weasel - but sometimes weasels can be useful...

    12/18/2010 4:59:42 AM PST · by sussex · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Aged ^ | 17/12/10 | the Aged P
    However Piers is like Bill Clinton-you know he’s a weasel but you have to watch him and, despite his champagne socialist lifestyle, as with Bill, you cannot fail to admire the Houdini like skill with which he so often extricates himself from a vast pile of steaming manure and manages to come up smelling of roses.
  • On Larry King's last show, Katie Couric's poem leaves a mark

    12/17/2010 8:28:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    LA Times Blog ^ | December 17, 2010
    Larry King's last "Larry King Live" show was a nonstop promenade of high-profile names and faces Thursday, including a current and a former president, a gaggle of news anchors and the like, King's wife and kids, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declaring it "Larry King Day." Tony Bennett serenaded the host with "The Best Is Yet to Come." King himself even thanked "the suits at the top." But the standout, perhaps, was Katie Couric. Who wrote a poem. For Larry. And read it, out loud. All of it. On purpose. The text of the poem -- "filled with love" from Couric...
  • Vid- Streisand:‘Glad Hillary Wasn’t First Woman President… They Would Have Blamed Her Gender’

    12/17/2010 7:52:49 AM PST · by · 12 replies
    Barbra Streisand appeared on Larry King Live and said in a way she was glad Hillary Clinton wasn’t the first female president, because in this economic crisis, they would have probably blamed her gender. Of course, she, along with the countless others in Hollywood, cannot go one interview without mentioning Bush, or the “8 years preceding”. It’s a rather odd love-affair they seem to have with the former president.
  • Larry King signs off.. My appearance on his show..

    12/16/2010 9:34:38 PM PST · by cakid1 · 30 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 12-16-10 | cakid1
    Larry King signs off.. My appearance on his show.. They don't make them like Larry King anymore. The Veteran CNN talk show host signed off for the last time tonight. He was on the air for 25 years. He was such a pro, that he made it look so easy. I remember back in June of 2003 when I was asked to be on his show. I was covering a horrible murder case in Dallas at the time. Despite the topic, it was an honor and privilege to have appeared - albeit briefly on his show. (They asked me back...
  • Streisand glad Hillary not first female prez: They'd have 'blamed her gender' for economic crisis

    12/16/2010 8:15:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Larry King Live” on CNN, the second-to-final show for host Larry King, singer Barbra Streisand explained why she left the country during November’s midterm. “I went to Europe because of this last election,” she said. “I couldn’t face — I didn’t want to be here for this bloodbath. There was no reason for the Republicans to win that many seats in the House, I didn’t think. And that was a — you know, a mistake on the Democrats’ part for not getting their message across, not communicating all that they’ve done that’s good.” ...more (w/video)...
  • CNN’s Larry King: Hugo Chávez 'Fascinating' — 'He Loves the Cincinnati Reds' (Audio)

    12/10/2010 2:33:58 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 10, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    The ability of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez to charm celebrities seems to be a never-ending feat. Beyond the normal cast of characters, like Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and Danny Glover, Chávez has managed to add another fan to his roster. As part of his departure tour from CNN, after 25 years at the network, King appeared on NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen’s Dec. 8 podcast and raved about his fascination with dictators, specifically Chávez. “You know who’s fascinating?” King said. “Dictators. Chávez was fascinating, from Venezuela – one, because he’s a crazy baseball fan.” ...more (w/audio)...
  • Barbara Bush to Palin: Stay in Alaska

    11/20/2010 8:38:20 AM PST · by kristinn · 300 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, November 20, 2010
    Sarah Palin may not have the biggest fan in former first lady Barbara Bush. "I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there." Bush, along with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spoke to CNN's Larry King in an interview set to air Monday. (Video clip [of interview at source link.)
  • Week Two for Parker-Spitzer begins with New Low; Worst Ratings for Larry King in 10 Years

    10/12/2010 6:09:28 PM PDT · by John W · 23 replies
    TVNEWSER ^ | October 12, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    Last night’s “Parker-Spitzer” saw the lowest numbers yet for the program and the show did little to help the one that followed on the schedule — “Larry King Live” which had its worst numbers in more than 10 years. In its sixth outing, “Parker-Spitzer” drew 311,000 Total Viewers and 86,000 A25-54 viewers. That’s lower than the previous low for the time period set by Campbell Brown earlier this year. (332,000 / 87,000). Last week, Parker-Spitzer finished fourth in the time period averaging 465,000 Total Viewers and 124,000 A25-54. At 9pmET, “Larry King Live” put up its lowest A25-54 demo viewership...
  • CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years Thanks To Eliot Spitzer And Larry King

    10/12/2010 3:54:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/12/10 | Joe Pompeo
    CNN Just Clocked Its Worst Primetime Ratings In 10 Years Thanks To Eliot Spitzer And Larry King Joe Pompeo | Oct. 12, 2010, 5:51 PM | 161 | comment 6 CNN executives say they want to give Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker's week-old discussion program time to grow. But perhaps they're reconsidering in light of the show's performance Monday night, when it drew just 311,000 viewers at 8 p.m., according to Nielsen Media Research, far fewer than it had any night last week following its Oct. 4 premiere. The low numbers for "Parker Spitzer" helped give CNN its worst average...
  • Is Larry King Headed to a Sports Network?

    09/13/2010 6:19:24 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 17 replies
    Sports Newser ^ | September 13, 2010 | Alex Weprin
    With a firm exit date in sight, outgoing CNN host Larry King is apparently weighing his options. We have already reported that King may be plotting a return to radio with Ryan Seacrest, but it looks like the broadcasting legend may seriously be eying another TV gig… as a sports host. Broadcasting & Cable’s Ben Grossman caught up with King at a Los Angeles Angels game, and dropped this little nugget in his column: We had a nice chat, and he told me he doesn’t feel that old, and is in fine health outside of a sore hip once in...
  • Piers Morgan: CNN's New Lineup will be 'Provocative, Aggressive and Ballsy"

    09/08/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 8, 2010 | Alex Werpin
    Newly minted CNN 9 PM host Piers Morgan knows he is not a familiar journalistic face to American audiences. He also knows that the cable news landscape is full of big personalities and opinions. Morgan has no intention of aping the competition, or using his new platform to push a political agenda. "I have a lot of opinions, do I want to shove them down my viewer's throats? No, there are enough people doing that on cable news at 8 or 9 o'clock at the moment," Morgan says. "I don't want people to view me as a political animal, I...
  • Martha Stewart Wants to be the Next Barbara Walters

    09/02/2010 2:57:39 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 11 replies
    TV Newser ^ | September 2, 2010 | Alex Weprin
    Talk show host and maven of all things domestic Martha Stewart has spotted an opportunity. According to The Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes, Stewart wants to take on interview icons Larry King and Barbara Walters: "My favorite interviewers are Larry King [and] Barbara Walters, both of whom are kind of retiring," Stewart said in a conference call Wednesday... "Who's going to take their place as the serious, great interviewer? I'm throwing my name in there," Martha told reporters on a call to talk about the return of "The Martha Stewart Show," which premieres Sept. 13 on the Hallmark Channel. Of...
  • Israeli leader reads, studies Bible every weekend with son

    07/11/2010 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 21 replies ^ | 07/11/2010 | Michael Ireland
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he relaxes every Saturday by reading the Bible with his 15-year-old son -- who recently won a national Israeli Bible competition and came in third in the international quizzing contest. Netanyahu revealed this fascinating piece of information near the end of CNN's 'Larry King Live' show in answer to Larry King's question on whether, as Israeli PM, Netanyahu ever gets time to relax. ...
  • Bibi & King

    07/08/2010 11:05:47 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 13 replies ^ | 7/8/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 After last night’s interview with Benjamin Netanyahu, Larry King’s interminable panel discussions about self destructive celebutards just won’t be mesmerizing anymore. Larry’s sixteen remaining viewers enjoyed not only a vital history lesson, but the satisfaction of watching a Jiu-Jitsu master in action. Foregoing his traditional journalistic styling—“So tell me, do they have American Idol in your country?”—King started out by trying to provoke Netanyahu into affirming that his relationship with Barack Obama is something less than optimal. Asking and re-asking the same question approximately thirty-seven times, Netanyahu held steady with his insistence that America and Israel are...
  • Larry King's Replacement

    06/30/2010 5:44:13 AM PDT · by central_va · 15 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 6/30/2010 | cnn
    The Britain’s Got Talent judge and former newspaper editor is on the verge of signing a four-year contract to take over King’s primetime show in the autumn.
  • Larry King Explains Decision to End CNN Show -- Says It Wasn’t Pressure from the Media (Video)

    06/29/2010 10:21:59 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 30, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    First it was long-time anchor Lou Dobbs, who retired last fall from CNN. Now another fixture of the network will soon be playing another role in the cable news universe. On CNN's June 29 "Larry King Live," host Larry King, who had never been terribly friendly with conservative guests, announced his decision he would be giving up his show this fall. "Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you," King said. "Twenty-five years ago, I sat across this table from New York Gov. Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast ever of ‘Larry King...
  • Statement from Larry King ("It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders")

    06/29/2010 5:26:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Larry King Live ^ | 06/29/2010 | Larry King
    Statement from Larry King Posted: 07:10 PM ET ======================================================================= SNIP SNIP "I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects. I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders."
  • Shrinking CNN taps Spitzer, Morgan

    06/15/2010 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 484+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2010 | NY Post
    Ted Turner must be flinging his remote at the wall in despair. CNN, the cable network he founded, is poised to turn its prime-time schedule over to two disgraced public figures, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former British tabloid editor Piers Morgan, in its desperate bid to restore lost ratings. Hooker-loving Spitzer is thisclose to a deal to co-host an 8 p.m. talk show, sources said. Morgan -- a former editor of Britain's Daily Mirror being groomed to replace Larry King -- was caught up in a scandal in 2000 after he bought shares in a company before his paper touted...
  • Larry King's wife recovering from apparent OD

    06/09/2010 4:05:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 49+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2010
    PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A spokesman for Larry King said Wednesday that the talk-show host's wife is recovering after an apparent prescription drug overdose last month in Utah. Emergency medical workers were called to Shawn King's home in Provo on May 28. Her father dialed 911 after finding the 50-year-old woman in her bed, breathing but not responding when he tried to wake her, according to a transcript of the emergency call, which was released through an open-records request Wednesday.
  • LIVE VIDEO: Underwater camera shows Gulf oil leak 911 Call: Larry King's Wife Overdoses on Pills

    06/09/2010 6:17:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies · 174+ views
    KTLA ^ | June 9, 2010
    LOS ANGELES -- CNN host Larry King's wife was rushed to the hospital last month after she reportedly overdosed on pills. Shawn Southwick, 50, apparently overmedicated and was found unconscious by her father on May 29 at her Provo, Utah home. Radar Online has obtained a 911 call in which Southwick's father, Karl Engermann, tells the dispatcher, "I can't wake her up." "She may have overmedicated," he tells the 911 operator.
  • Complete Transcript: President Obama On 'Larry King Live'

    06/03/2010 10:16:26 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies · 664+ views
    All ^ | 06-04-10 | Rick Ellis
    Looks like Larry and Zero played softball tonight