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Mark Halperin: ‘By His Own Admission’ Bashir Was Out Of Line

Mark Halperin“Double Down” authors and MSNBC analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann talked to Larry King about Martin Bashir’s vile comments about Sarah Palin in an interview set to air Thursday.

“Well, he apologized for it, and you know, live TV…” Halperin said, adding, “By his own admission,” Bashir was out of line. Halperin knows what can happen on live TV. The MSNBC contributor was suspended by MSNBC in 2011 for calling President Obama “kind of a dick” live on-air. He was asked his opinion, and thought he’d be “bleeped” but the control room didn’t catch it in time.

Heilemann suggested it’s fine to have passionate arguments on-air, but important to keep things civil, pointing out Palin’s comments linking America’s debt to slavery were out of line too, but the difference is there was no personal attack.

King’s interview airs on RT America Thursday at 9pmET. King’s interview with MediabistroTV: My First Big Break, is after the jump…

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Larry King: My First Big Break

In celebration of Larry King‘s 80th birthday today, the mediabistroTV crew took the train down to Washington, D.C. to ask the iconic talk show host to look back on his long career and tell us how he got his first big break.

The current host of “Larry King Now” on ora.tv told us a story involving names like Ted Turner, Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin that sounded more like a who’s who than your typical tale of “how I got started.” Plus, he may have given us the key to his longevity as a talk show host when he told us, “Listening is as important as asking.”

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Wolf Blitzer Profiles CNN Founder Ted Turner

CNN will turn an eye on itself this weekend as Wolf Blitzer profiles Ted Turner, who founded CNN in 1980. The hourlong special, “Ted Turner: The Maverick Man,” will air at 7pm and 1amET Sunday.

Blitzer reported for the special in both Atlanta and Montana, where Turner has a ranch. Among the interviews that will be featured are Turner’s five children, ex-wife Jane Fonda, President Jimmy Carter and Larry King. Watch a preview:

Chris Matthews Weighs In On Politics, MSNBC To Larry King, ABC News

MSNBC host Chris Matthews continues his book tour. The latest appearances are on ABC News/ web video series “Politics Confidential” with Jonathan Karl, and on Larry King‘s politics program for Ora TV.

Matthews talked to King about the politics of cable news and MSNBC, and how viewers tend to migrate to hosts who share their point of view. That said, Matthews says he makes an effort to keep at least some Republican viewers.

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Matthews talked to Karl about his days working for House speaker Tip O’Neil and how politics in the 80′s compares to the politics of today.

Update: Greta Van Susteren isn’t happy with how Matthews described her. She weighs in on her blog.

So why bother to respond? Because it is now on the internet what he says about me and it is wrong. It needs to be corrected. Matthews makes stuff up about me and unless I answer it, it lives unanswered on the internet for ever and some may falsely take it to be true.

Barbara Walters, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer Gather for Piers Morgan Book Party

MorganLauer1On a big night of news, many TV news power players took time to drop by The Carlyle Hotel for Piers Morgan‘s book bash.

Morgan’s “Shooting Straight: Guns, God, Gays and George Clooney,” is a diary of his first three years at CNN, since taking over the timeslot of the legendary Larry King. Hosted by British GQ editor Dylan Jones at the swank Carlyle Restaurant, the guest list included everyone from Fareed Zakaria and Jenny McCarthy to Donald Trump and Tony Bennett. “If there’s a cooler man alive, I’ve not met him,” said Morgan of Bennett.

We also spotted Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, who arrived after updating the West Coast feed of “World News.” And morning anchors, Charlie Rose of CBS, and NBC’s Matt Lauer. Asked what he thought about his new “Today” show set, Lauer paused, then said, “It’s very orange.” It’s taking some getting used to, Lauer added.

Another morning host, CNN’s Chris Cuomo told us reports of troubled times at “New Day” are off the mark. “I’ve never had a closer working relationship with a co-anchor than I have with Kate (Bolduan),” Cuomo said. While ratings are growing — the program was up +29% in viewers and up +15% in the demo in the third quarter — Cuomo admits it’s going to take time to prove the show’s worth. “New Day” launched four months ago today. “Joe (Scarborough) told me it took 15 to 18 months for that show to break out,” he added, speaking of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Back to Morgan who gave a special shout-out to CNN president Jeff Zucker, who’s been his boss twice, first at NBC and now at CNN.

“I had breakfast with Jeff when he was gone from NBC and I said, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if you turned up at CNN?” and he said, ‘Yeah, that’d be crazy,’ … and here he is.”

“I think we all feel a renewed sense of vigor about the place,” said Morgan.

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The Ticker: King, ’60 Minutes,’ 2016

  • Former CNN anchor and current RT host Larry King is profiled by Time as he guest-hosts ESPN2′s “Olbermann.” “I can’t f–kin’ believe I’m gonna be f–kin’ 80,“ King quips.

  • A new Pew report suggests that 2016 coverage is already off to a blazing start… more than three years before voters go the polls. The state of coverage is well beyond what we saw in 2009 and 2005.

Larry King To Guest-Host Keith Olbermann’s ESPN2 Show

KingOlbFormer CNN host Larry King will be able to add yet another line on his resume next month: ESPN host. King will be filling in for Keith Olbermann on his 11 PM show on ESPN 2 next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Olbermann will be covering the Major League Baseball playoffs for TBS during that time. King will be a guest on Friday’s edition of the program as well.

“I am a great admirer of Keith Olbermann who I think is the quintessential sports host,” said King in a statement. “Sports have always been my avocation – they’re part of my being.  Having the chance to come back to my hometown of New York and host Keith’s show for several days is a terrific joy for me and a return to my first love.”

Other guest-hosts during Olbermann’s absence will include Jeremy Schaap and Colin Cowherd.

King is a noted sports fan, particularly of baseball, which will surely be one of the big sports stories of the day when he guest-hosts. After he left CNN, King pitched MLB Network on a new show, where he could serve as “Bob Costas West.”

Here Are Larry King’s Favorite Superheroes

Former CNN host and current Ora.tv and RT host Larry King has been around the block a few times. For YouTube’s “Geek Week,” The Nerdist channel asked him to put on his thinking suspenders and name his top 10 superheroes. Despite some obvious flaws in his list (Green Lantern made it?) The number one pick is a crowd-pleaser.

Between this and his recent partnership with Snoop Lion, King is quickly becoming as known in the comedy world as he is in the news world.

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Larry King And Snoop Lion Deliver The News On ‘GGN’

Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg). Larry King. Together, at last.

The pair delivered a faux newscast on “GGN,” aka ‘Double G News.”

“I Like peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter,” King revealed.

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The AM Ticker: MacVicar, King, Asiana

  • Al Jazeera America has named Sheila MacVicar a correspondent for “America Tonight,” its daily primetime newsmagazine. She was most recently an international correspondent for CBS News, and previously worked for ABC News, CBC News and CNN. She will be based in DC.

  • Season two of “Larry King Now” kicks off on Hulu and RT America today. Guests include Oprah Winfrey, Jane Lynch and Denzel Washington.

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