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Michael Moore Wishes The Chilean Government Was in Charge of BP Disaster (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 14th 2010 4:17PM
Michael Moore was likely booked to appear on 'Larry King Live' (weekdays 9 PM ET on CNN) Wednesday well before anyone knew that would be the day the last Chilean miner was pulled to the surface. And it should surprise no one that Moore used his appearance to do what he usually does: Criticize the powers-that-be in the United States.

"I was thinking, sitting here watching this, that the next time we have a hole in the Gulf of Mexico, we need to call in the Chilean government," Moore told King with a laugh.

"It took us three months to plug a seven inch hole," Moore continued, comparing the American government's efforts to plug the leak in the BP disaster unfavorably to the 69 days it took for Chile to get their miners out.

Of course, Moore neglected to discuss the rather extraordinary difference in the two tasks, from an engineering standpoint. Nor did he mention that the actual drilling in Chile was done by an American, working for an American-Chilean company.

"You never quit, do you Michael," was King's exasperated response to Moore's relentless, less-than-logical criticism.

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Hamid Karzai Denies Report That He Is Bipolar and Delusional (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 12th 2010 4:22PM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai was on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9 PM ET on CNN) Monday, and King confronted him with allegations, reported in the Bob Woodward book 'Obama's Wars,' that Karzai had received treatment and medication for manic depression and sometimes suffered delusions.

"The only medication that I have taken is an antibiotic called Augmentin - the strongest ones I have taken when I had a bad cold two years ago," Karzai told King, denying he suffered from bipolar disorder and sometimes strayed off his medication.

Karzai also scoffed at the charges he was delusional, calling them untrue and "rather funny."

Of course the level of delusion it would take for a world leader to admit on television that he was delusional would have to be pretty extraordinary.

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Roman Polanski Victim Samantha Geimer Says She's Glad Polanski Wasn't Extradited (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 7th 2010 11:30PM
Samantha Geimer, who Roman Polanski raped as a 13-year old in 1977, spoke out for the first time since Polanski was arrested last year in Switzerland on charges he fled the United States rather than go to prison for that crime.

Appearing on 'Larry King Live,' Geimer told King she was glad Swiss authorities ultimately decided not to extradite Polanski back to the U.S. to face charges.

"Yes, I'm very relieved. Just the arrest brought such a ruckus into my life," the 46-year old told King. "I'm sure his coming back would just be a thousand times worse ... I don't want to see him go to trial, and I certainly don't want to be a part of that if it happens."

"From the day that he was arrested in Switzerland for the next two weeks, between Samantha and I, we got 500 calls from press," Geimer's attorney, Larry Silver, added.

Later in the interview Geimer said she'd been "more damaged by the court system and the media" than by what Polanski did to her.

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Eliot Spitzer Won't Shy Away From Covering Sex Scandals On His New Show (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 1st 2010 2:00PM
Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker promoted their new show 'Parker Spitzer,' which kicks off Monday on CNN, on 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9 PM ET CNN.)

Early in the interview, King addressed what many people are probably wondering about the show: will Spitzer, who resigned as Governor of New York after being caught using the service of prostitutes, be comfortable talking about political sex scandals?

"Sure," was Spitzer's blunt answer to this inquiry.

Then he elaborated:

"I have been forthright with the public. I have been very open about how I erred, how I failed, and I acted properly I think in response to it by resigning. So if it is a context where I have to pass judgment, I'll be able to say here's what I did and why."

Sounds like somebody is about to become CNN's new sex scandal expert.

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Bob Woodward Tells Larry King How He Gets Such Great Access to the White House (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 30th 2010 8:36PM
While Bob Woodward's latest book "Obama's Wars" doesn't contain any Watergate-like bombshells, it does paint some of the Obama administration's Afghanistan war maneuvering in less than positive light.

Woodward was on 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), where he answered questions about how much access Obama administration officials gave him, and how he keeps getting great access.

"One of the key (White House) aids said 'You're not going to find any Deep Throats around here,'" Woodward told King with a sly grin. "And at the end of the process he was reading (me) his notes on these top secret strategy sessions."

Then Woodward told King his theory on why high ranking politicians and government officials are so willing to spill the beans to him:

"People want to fill it it in. It's neutral inquiry, I'm not coming form the left, I'm not coming from the right, there's no political -- you know everything gets politicized -- that's not what I'm trying to do."

OK, fine. But it could also have something to do with Woodward's hypnotically drawn-out Midwestern accent.

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Ann Coulter: Sarah Palin More Influential Than 'Any President' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 28th 2010 12:16PM
During her appearance on 'Larry King Live' (Weekdays 9 PM ET on CNN), Ann Coulter was asked to explain comments she had made recently about Sarah Palin being more influential than Barack Obama.

"Any president," Coulter clarified, and then continued to say that this is the reason Palin shouldn't run for president, as the new position would come with a loss of influence.

Marc Lamont Hill then argued that a Palin presidential run would also surely come with a loss of an election. Coulter disagreed, saying she liked Palin's chances against Obama. Then she dropped this bit of wisdom:

"I do think she is very strong candidate. But I just think the question about whether she is running is something the media keeps talking about because if you mention Sarah Palin or Christine O'Donnell ... the hits on your web page go through the roof," Coulter explained.

Well Ms. Coulter, that may be the most outrageous thing you've said to date! Just kidding, you've got us pegged.

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Jerry Seinfeld Roasts Larry King On 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 24th 2010 3:10PM
Over the years there have been some surreal moments between Jerry Seinfeld and Larry King on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9 PM ET on CNN.) On what will probably be Seinfeld's last appearance on the show -- as King is stepping down in December -- the comedian peppered King with some good-natured ribbing.

"This is the funniest show on TV," Seinfeld declared.

"What?" was how a confused King responded to that.

"This show makes no sense. And you sit here and ask the questions, night after night, and nobody answers them, and nobody cares, and it goes on and on, Seinfeld explained, as the studio erupted in laughter.

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Bill Maher Claims He Launched Career of Christine O'Donnell (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 15th 2010 11:52AM
Christine O'Donnell rocked the political establishment when she defeated Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary Tuesday. According to Bill Maher, she would have never done it without him.

On 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) King explained to his audience how Maher, his guest, "brought us" Christine O'Donnell.

"I really did," Maher agreed. "Christine O'Donnell was one of our most frequent guests on 'Politically Incorrect.' People ... may not remember that we created people like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham (on that show)."

"We liked to book a lot of female conservatives," Maher explained. "They were good press and good for the show."

"We loved Christine O'Donnell, I still like her, you can not not like her. She is such a nice person."

Nevertheless, later on the show Maher made in clear he thinks O'Donnell's views are wacky, and that the Tea Party-backed candidate has no chance of winning in the general election.

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Dr. Phil Talks Oprah's Longevity and Her Final Season (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 14th 2010 1:46PM
Dr. Phil McGraw was on 'Larry King Live' (Weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) Monday night, where he discussed Oprah Winfrey, who he called one of his "dearest and most valued friends."

Since 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is entering its final season after 25 years, Larry King asked Dr. Phil to explain the secret to his former-boss's longevity.

"She is one of kind," McGraw said. "Oprah told me one time, she said 'You know what, I'm like a viewer with a microphone, I ask the questions that everyone wants to know the answer to.'"

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Piers Morgan Talks About Filling Larry King's Suspenders on CNN

by Michael Maloney, posted Sep 9th 2010 12:00PM
Piers Morgan/Larry KingWe won't know until next week who the winner of 'America's Got Talent' is, but this week Piers Morgan has emerged the victor -- of the battle to www.aoltv.com/2010/09/08/piers-morgan-officially-taking-over-larry-king-live/

TV Squad caught up with Morgan after he taped 'AGT's' results show. Here's what he had to say about his new gig, which starts in January:

What are you going to call the show?
Well, I hope it has my name in it. [Laughs] Every other show on CNN has [a personality's name in it.] I'd feel left out if mine doesn't.

The possibility you might take over for Larry King has been talked about for awhile. What was the delay in announcing it?

The delay wasn't to do with any visa issue or CNN and I negotiating. That only took about three weeks. It was actually quite quick. The delay was because I was under contract with NBC for 'America's Got Talent.' So to be able to do the CNN show NBC had to release me. That took quite a long time.

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'Ground Zero' Mosque Imam Regrets Picking Controversial Spot, But Doesn't Want To Move (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 9th 2010 9:55AM
Feisal Abdul Rauf, Imam of the mosque which is planned for two blocks away from ground zero, was on 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9 PM ET on CNN) and answered questions about the controversial project.

Guest host Soledad O'Brien brought up the fact that many American Muslims now think his building of the mosque has made it "more dangerous" for them.

"There is no doubt that this has become such a situation," Abdul Rauf agreed. "And I am deeply sensitive to that, and very concerned about that. And had I known this would have happened we certainly would never have done this."

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Piers Morgan Officially Taking Over 'Larry King Live'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 8th 2010 12:55PM
Piers MorganPiers Morgan has officially been named the host of a new show replacing 'Larry King Live' on CNN. By naming Morgan, the news network put rumors to rest after months of speculation.

"I have watched 'Larry King Live' for much of the last 25 years, and dreamed of one day filling the legendary suspenders of the man I consider to be the greatest TV interviewer of them all," Morgan said in a statement.

No word on whether he'll actually wear the suspenders during his hour. The series will premiere in January 2011 and has yet to given a name. According to CNN, the interview program will air at 9PM ET in the United States and and will air on CNN-International in more than 200 countries.

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Eddie Vedder Has '100 Percent Belief' in the West Memphis Three's Innocence (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 2nd 2010 11:45AM
On Wednesday's 'Larry King Live' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), the entire program was spent discussing the West Memphis Three. In 1993, the three teenagers from West Memphis, Ark. were convicted of killing three younger boys. One of the three convicted murders, Damien Echoles, is currently on death row.

Over the years, questions have been raised about the fairness of the trial, and many people -- including a host of celebrities -- have demanded the case be retried. Last night, King interviewed West Memphis Three supporters Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks.

"It took years of educating myself and reading and even helping funding new discoveries that allowed me to have what now I feel is 100 percent belief in their innocence," Vedder declared. "Now we've really got more evidence, and now with conviction we can say without a doubt these young man don't deserve to be [in prison.]"

"Absolutely," Maines responded, when King asked if she believes in their innocence. "There is zero proof. There's just zero proof, so I absolutely believe in their innocence."

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Could Jimmy Fallon Replace Larry King? No, But He Gives It a Shot (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 27th 2010 4:03AM
Could Jimmy Fallon Replace Larry King? No, But He Gives It a ShotWell, someone has to step in for Larry King eventually. Current almost-confirmed rumors name Piers Morgan as King's successor on CNN. But maybe his replacement could be Jimmy Fallon instead?

Fallon took a break from hosting 'Late Night' and appeared on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN). While he was on the show, he demonstrated a pitch-perfect ability to imitate Mr. King, indicating -- to us, at least -- that he could fill Larry's shoes if necessary. Wearing Larry's trademark suspenders, he acted as the "replacement" host of the show, and showed an uncanny ability to switch between different voices in 0.5 seconds.

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Wanda Sykes Talks Dr. Laura's N-Word Controversy on 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 26th 2010 7:40AM
Wanda Sykes Talks Dr. Laura on 'Larry King Live'Igniting a massive race debate, Dr. Laura Schlessinger recently used the N-word multiple times on-air in her advice to an African-American caller. The radio host quit her show soon after, citing freedom-of-speech issues.

The thing that most surprises Wanda Sykes about the Dr. Laura controversy is that any African Americans were even listening. "That's a white people thing," she said on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN). "Dr. Laura is not even a psychologist, she's not a psychiatrist ... You make better time getting therapy from your masseuse," joked the comedienne.

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