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If Larry King chose his successor it would be... Ryan Seacrest?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 5th 2007 3:22PM
Larry King and Ryan SeacrestIf you think that entertainment journalists have it easy compared to their war correspondent colleagues, think again. Jacques Steinberg of The New York Times, in the process of following around Larry King for an interview, actually witnessed the ancient talk show host standing half-naked in his office, waiting to receive the dress shirt he was to wear on the air that night. So, imagine the image of King, suspenders draped over his bare chicken-wing shoulders, waiting for his shirt. I'm not sure the Times could pay me enough to witness that.

Anyway, while Steinberg was watching King dress at work and kibitz with his pals over a "healthy" breakfast (he recently had surgery to clear plaque out of an artery in his neck), he also asked King questions about retirement and who might replace him. While King feels that he'll go at least another ten years, if he were to pick someone to replace him it would be Ryan Seacrest. Yes, that Ryan Seacrest.

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