Larry King returns to CNN tonight as a guest on “Stroumboulopoulos.” Did you know King isn’t Larry’s real last name? And do you know how he got it? Here’s a peek at part of tonight’s show, 11pmET on CNN. By the way, did you know Stroumboulopoulos is George’s real last name?
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- NBC News has created a fun website: RoyalBabyGuess.com. Visitors can guess when the Royal spawn will be birthed, and what their name will be. Those that come closest may get to appear on “Today.”
- HBO will air a documentary about the battle to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. Documentarians have been recording the case for five years, and will edit it down to one film to air in 2014.
- Former CNN host Larry King will return to the channel on Friday as a guest on “Stroumboulopoulos.” A preview of his appearance is after the jump.
Greta Van Susteren On Howard Kurtz: ‘He’s Taken a Couple of Slaps at Me Over The Years, and I Slap Right Back at Him’
Larry King interviewed Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren today on his Ora.TV talk show, “Larry King Now.” Van Susteren answered questions from social media, talked about her former stalker and weighed in on Fox News’ newest addition, Howard Kurtz. Calling the move “a loss for CNN,” Van Susteren said, “He’s taken a couple slaps at me over the years, and I slap right back at him. We can both take it. We’re both big boys and big girls.”
Van Susteren also talked about the evolution of CNN’s news coverage, noting that the network is a little “softer” of late. “I wonder if they’re forgetting that what they were successful at was delivering the news,” she said. Watch after the jump. Read more
Two of Fox News Channel’s most alliterative on-air personalities have had their fashion choices put under the microscope recently. On Thursday, “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel shared his story of how and why he started wearing suspenders. Spoiler alert: it involves the suspender savant himself, Larry King.
Then there is “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier, whose red tie drew comparisons to the legendary licorice candy Twizzlers, even prompting a seal of approval from the sweet treat itself, or at least its brand manager:
Former CNN host Larry King is getting back into the business of cable news. King will host a new political talk show for the English-language Russian cable news channel RT, “Politics with Larry King.” RT has also acquired the TV rights to “Larry king Now,” which runs on Hulu. Ora.TV will produce both series, which will be available on Hulu, Ora.TV and RT.com and on the TV network which claims to reach more than 85 million viewers in the U.S.
King moderated a Presidential debate between the third-party candidates in October of last year, airing on RT. King’s new show will record at RT’s studio in Washington DC and at the Ora studios in Los Angeles.
“I have interviewed every US president since Nixon, and lest people forget, I helped usher Ross Perot into the national conversation during the 1992 presidential contest,” King says. “I appreciate the importance of providing a platform to those with real alternative visions for our country’s future.”
Tributes continue to come in following the death Tuesday of Pat Summerall, the former NFL football player turned broadcaster who spent 40 years in the booth. Summerall called games on CBS from 1962 to 1994 and on FOX from 1994 to 2002. In 1981, Summerall was paired with former coach John Madden. The team would last for 22 seasons on the two networks.
Summerall, 82, died of a heart attack at a Dallas hospital yesterday. He’d gone in for hip surgery. Some tributes on Twitter:
“He was a terrific broadcaster, a great guy, they didn’t come any better on TV,” Larry King.
“The late Pat Summerall was a great broadcaster who once happened to be a good football player. Early on, was a NYC radio morning host. RIP,” Keith Olbermann.
“Pat was not only good, he was easy to listen to. That’s a rarity in today’s show biz TV sports world,” Len Berman.
“For those of us who make a living in front of a microphone, Pat Summerall was one of the guys who defined the job,” Steve Inskeep, NPR
“RIP Pat Summerall. I will remember you as an entrepreneur first and foremost,” Mark Cuban
On tomorrow’s edition of “Katie,” Katie Couric talks to her longtime friend Wendy Walker, who was also Larry King‘s producer at CNN. As it happens, the former CNN host decided to make a surprise visit to Couric’s show, where the two discussed the heavily disputed date they went on.
Couric: “I even remember what you ate, you ordered veal poached in chicken stock because you just had bypass surgery. That was hot.”
King: “We sat next to each other, you wanted to see my scar.”
Former CNN host Larry King is profiled in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal accompanies King to his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. King attends a Brooklyn Nets game at the new Barclays Center: as the WSJ notes, it will be the first professional sporting event King has attended in Brooklyn since 1957.
King now has a web-show on Ora.tv, although as he found out, that isn’t entirely well-known. Also: when he wants to tweet he calls someone, who tweets his thoughts for him:
He was at the Nets game early, because he hated being late. The Nets asked him to do an interview before the game. Strangers walked up and said they missed seeing him on TV. He was on TV, he told them—on the Internet. He had a show on Ora.TV, called Larry King Now. They’d built him a handsome set in L.A. He’d also been doing shows in New York.
“I just did Kevin Bacon today,” he said. “Was he terrific! Wow.”
He and Marty took their seats at center court, about seven rows up. Larry pulled a clamshell phone from his leather jacket.
“I’m going to call in a tweet!” he announced.
- CNN is changing the name of Piers Morgan‘s program. Starting Monday the 9pmET show will be called “Piers Morgan Live,” and it will be, yes, live. The name is a throwback to the days of “Larry King Live.” Morgan explains the move here.
- Senator Rand Paul is making the rounds following his 13-hour filibuster yesterday. Paul spoke to Glenn Beck on his radio show and TV channel TheBlaze this morning, spoke to Dana Bash on CNN and will be on Fox News this afternoon to speak to Megyn Kelly.
- “Anchorman 2″ has started filming in Atlanta. ABC News has pictures from the set, including shots of Harrison Ford who plays the “Tom Brokaw” to Will Ferrell‘s “Ron Burgundy.”
- Katie Couric‘s daytime talk show is adding to its executive ranks after losing EP Jeff Zucker to CNN, according to THR’s Marisa Guthrie. Ethan Nelson and Matt Strauss have been named co-EPs. Nelson comes from ABC News, where he oversaw “Good Afternoon America,” while Strauss gets a bump from producer.
- Speaking of Katie Couric, Larry King responded to Couric’s recollection of a date they had together on Ora TV. He says it didn’t exactly turn out the way she said it did, and asked Jimmy Kimmel for equal time to give his side of the story.