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What is Larry King's legacy?

10:31 UK time, Thursday, 16 December 2010

American talk show host Larry King said an emotional "so long" as he concluded his final broadcast of "Larry King Live" on CNN. What influence will he leave on the media?

King wore his trademark red suspenders and was paid tribute by US president Barack Obama, rival news anchors and celebrities.

He became known for giving his interviewees an easy time and for that, some faulted him for blurring the line between hard news and sensationalism. But he was unapologetic about it, describing his show as "infotainment" rather than journalism.

What will Larry King's lasting impression be? What are your memories of his shows? Did you watch his last broadcast?

This debate is now closed. Thank you for your comments.

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  • Comment number 1.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 2.

    "Thursday's Larry King Live show marks the end of an era as the American broadcaster hangs up his suspenders after 25 years."

    Hangs up his suspenders? I assume you mean braces. Be wary of cutting and pasting from American press releases. Lazy journalism?

  • Comment number 3.

    For the greater part of Mr King's career, his shows have been unavailable to most British viewers. So why are you asking us? Can't we talk about topics more relevant to the UK?

  • Comment number 4.

    Is this actually relevant in the U.K.? I don't think the citizens of the USA would be very interested if one of our presenters died !
    Is this another example of sucking up to Uncle Sam ?

  • Comment number 5.

    I am aware that Americanisms are taking over England but I still find it hysterical to imagine Larry King wearing suspenders, as mentioned in the introoduction to this HYS.

  • Comment number 6.

    I wonder if a US news site would run a debate if a UK broadcaster was retiring ? Hmm, let me think....

  • Comment number 7.

    What will Larry King's lasting impression be? Stupid people.

  • Comment number 8.

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  • Comment number 9.

    The lasting impression is of an interviewer who was more interested in what his guest had to say than promoting his own opinions. He gave people the chance to speak and because they were comfortable they told him more than they would have in an adversarial interview. We could also learn from him in our everyday lives. He genuinely listens and responds appropriately.
    Look at the talk show hosts that have become the fashion in recent years. You see their eyes light up as the gag they've just thought up is waiting to be blurted out as soon as the interviewy finishes their sentence. Tiresome.
    Then we have the interviewers and journalists who feel that they have to offend the person that they are speaking to. There's a way to say things to make a person want to co-operate with you.
    This is his lasting impression and his legacy to other interviewers.

  • Comment number 10.

    absolutely none this side of the pond

  • Comment number 11.

    Why is this topic on HYS? It has no relevance whatsoever in the UK.

  • Comment number 12.

    Sales of Suspenders as a fashion statement will hit a new low.

  • Comment number 13.

    why wont you discuss the Assange story?

  • Comment number 14.

    1. At 12:50pm on 16 Dec 2010, Wyn wrote:
    Larry who????

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    My sentiments exactly

  • Comment number 15.

    Larry King's legacy will be the time he tap danced across the North sea wearing a giant sombrero.

    I don't think anyone who saw it could ever forget it.

    He will be missed.

  • Comment number 16.

    i wonder what the response would be if one of the USA network channels were to ask the merits of Russell Harty ?

  • Comment number 17.

    I have absolutely no idea. Never seen him, never heard of him. Is this someone within the BBC picking HYS's on a personal basis? I can only think that someone actually involved with TV production could possibly choose this as a subject for British debate!

  • Comment number 18.

    4. At 1:05pm on 16 Dec 2010, doilookthatsilly wrote:
    Is this actually relevant in the U.K.? I don't think the citizens of the USA would be very interested if one of our presenters died !
    -------------------------

    He's not dead, just retiring. But, when you see the word 'legacy' it's natural to assume someone has died.

    Mind you, when you see the word 'suspenders' it's equally not natural to think of an old man !!

  • Comment number 19.

    I agree with most of the comments here I'm afraid BBC. Must be a really slow news day for this to be on HYS.
    The guy wasn't even that funny, and I've seen some of his stuff.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE put something of some relevance to the UK! Oh, and we all know it's going to snow now and know how to react the lovely fluffy white stuff so don't go there tomorrow/saturday either.

    Pick your socks up BBC, you have been warned!!!

  • Comment number 20.

    Yawn.

  • Comment number 21.

    It does seem a bit strange putting this item on Have Your Say. It will only spark anti-American, 'what's this got to do with us' comments. The man is a legend in broadcasting, and should be lauded, but that won't happen on this forum.
    I'd rather see him than Piers Morgan, that's for sure.

  • Comment number 22.

    Never heard of him !!

  • Comment number 23.

    What will Larry King's lasting impression be?

    I suppose he could be held accountable (in part) for the sort of day time and evening "chat shows" we've seen on TV. Not that there are very many these days, thank goodness.

    "5. At 1:07pm on 16 Dec 2010, RitaKleppmann wrote:
    I am aware that Americanisms are taking over England but I still find it hysterical to imagine Larry King wearing suspenders, as mentioned in the introoduction to this HYS."

    May be he had a fetish? *shrugs*

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  • Comment number 26.

    //5. At 1:07pm on 16 Dec 2010, RitaKleppmann wrote:
    I am aware that Americanisms are taking over England but I still find it hysterical to imagine Larry King wearing suspenders, as mentioned in the introoduction to this HYS.//

    Maybe that's why he's 'retiring', or rather, being asked to retire. I expect he'll just sit on his fanny all day anyway....

  • Comment number 27.

    His braces!

  • Comment number 28.

    Given that I had never heard of him during my 1/2 century on this planet, his legacy is nil.
    It would have been much more appropriate had the BBC left this to an American site for discussion, as Mr. King broadcast to an American audience.

  • Comment number 29.

    BBC - you really cocked-up with this one!!! HYS is very quickly becoming a joke!!
    Just look at 99% of the comments above, sit down and re-apprise your approach to news items for debate.
    Pretty pathetic!!

  • Comment number 30.

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  • Comment number 31.

    And he's only retiring, not even dead!!!!! Just imagine the debate when he kicks it!

  • Comment number 32.

    I thought he had a Impreza not a legacy

  • Comment number 33.

    I don't know what the magic was but for decades Larry was a program not to be missed. How many other TV/Radio personalities can make such claim?

  • Comment number 34.

    For anyone who doesn't know his work watch his show on CNN. You would get hooked on it. I'm going to miss this great show but hopefully there will be re-runs of the best of them.

  • Comment number 35.

    Who knows, who cares.

  • Comment number 36.

    Who?

    Sounds like another noone has heard of or gives a monkeys about.

  • Comment number 37.

    At 1:29pm on 16 Dec 2010, dwangeddy wrote:
    why wont you discuss the Assange story?
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    Hys have allowed the Time magazine person of the year story to become a mini-debate on Julian Assange.


    As for Larry King, since I am not a fan of the chat show genre, I know the name and thats about it.

  • Comment number 38.

    The BBC sucking up to American rubbish again.

    Can we focus on more relevant stories please - like the political house arrest of Julian Assange? Or is the discussion of that topic not permitted by the British and American governments?

  • Comment number 39.

    Is something happening with the BBC news? The world is ablaze with news items and we are getting cut and paste topics about US comics and their suspenders. Never wear them myself.

  • Comment number 40.

    I had to look up who Larry King was. Nuff said!

  • Comment number 41.

    His legacy will be showing that being a total sycophant is essential for "success" the vapid world of "infotainment".

  • Comment number 42.

    Chat show host or something isn't he?
    Didn't know he wore suspenders though..... not too visible....

  • Comment number 43.

    Never heard of him.

    Time to close HYS and for the BBC to admit it is stifling real debate by raising these nonsensical topics - it's a sham.

  • Comment number 44.

    Greeks are throwing petrol bombs, Students are rioting in London, The European Union is on the point of collapse, the world economy is in turmoil...

    And all you want to talk about is some American has-been's lingerie.

    Stop this pretence BBC and close the inappropriately named Have Your Say!

  • Comment number 45.

    15. At 1:31pm on 16 Dec 2010, potatolord wrote:
    Larry King's legacy will be the time he tap danced across the North sea wearing a giant sombrero.

    I don't think anyone who saw it could ever forget it.

    He will be missed.

    ---------------------------------

    I think you need to get out more potatolord.

  • Comment number 46.

    A few guest voice appearances on The Simpsons. I'm afraid I haven't seen or heard him on anything else.

  • Comment number 47.


    I gather Mr King is an American from the USA, and wow! he has retired! Wow!
    Did he ever have anything of relevance to say to the UK people? I read from the above posts that he was a pale-Parkinson(retired)-imitation. My guess is that every country has one. Perhaps we can have a Have Your Say eulogy each time one of the other couple of hundred retire.
    Really! This is not even News, let alone a matter of world affairs that could remotely interest the BBC-public.

  • Comment number 48.

    Don't ask me, I'm British, so this guy's lasting impression on me, for instance, is.. er.. none whatsoever. Why *is* the question even on our HYS? It's entirely irrelevant to probably 99.99% of the UK population.

    Now about Julian Assange...

    Truth will out, as they say. Don't let's see Auntie Beeb even thinking about bowing to politicians attempting a censorship operation. Isn't that the sort of thing we generally condemn North Korea, China and such places for?

  • Comment number 49.

    Sorry never heard of him. What does he do? Is he relevant to HYS. I've heard of Dave King a comic from the 60's but Larry, Nah!

  • Comment number 50.

    30. At 1:51pm on 16 Dec 2010, Shaunus in Poole wrote:
    Did you hear the one about the guy in blackburn who ran off after killing a girl, did a 4 month sentance and can't be deported under the human rights act.

    Thank you Shaunus - THIS is the sort of topic we should be discussing, not some irrelevant broadcaster we've never heard of.

  • Comment number 51.


    Hmmmmmmmmm.......
    Larry King. ... Let me think. ......... nope. Means nothing to me.
    The BBC say that he is "Hanging up his suspenders" ...... Is he some kind of a drag artist?
    Can't say I have ever heard of him (Her?) (A relative of Larry the Lamb, perhaps?)
    ......so of what relevance is this person to the BBC and HYS contributors?

  • Comment number 52.

    Beeb!!! What the H***?!? Please can we discuss the big injustice of English students potentially being charged even more in Scotland while their parents subsidise the locals? Or can we discuss how our society see human rights in the context of hit and run assylum seekers?

    Best wishes to him, but Mr king has no real meaning to most UK citizens.

  • Comment number 53.

    Dear Have Yor Say Editor,
    you continue to display a sadly sub-standard approach to your audience.
    If you cannot do better than this, and if you continue to disregard the frequent and abundant comments from your audience, there is only one course of action that your Controller should take....

  • Comment number 54.

    A great journalist of all time. His in-debt analysis of issues makes news understandable even to those who are not interested. Enjoy life after retirement.

  • Comment number 55.

    Don't know much about Larry King, but he did say this: "If evolution is true, why are there still monkeys?" which leads me to believe that he is not very bright.

  • Comment number 56.

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  • Comment number 57.

    Braces and loud talk (sounding like he's shouting)

  • Comment number 58.

    Larry who? Presumably not British and never worked for the BBC? The relevance to us licence fee payers is therefore what exactly?

  • Comment number 59.

    Haha reading through the comments on here makes me chuckle.

    My my auntie beeb, your not doing very well now are you?......

  • Comment number 60.

    For the record, Larry King's shows are available in the UK, usually on CNN at 2am. I have watched him off and on for years. He is an extremely good interviewer, a straight talker, he gets the best out of his guests without too much self-aggrandisement. He interviewed some iconic figures like Reagan, Sinatra and Kermit the Frog. If I have one criticism of Larry King it is that he sometimes let his own politics get in the way of his interviews. When he interviewed Marlon Brando the subject of Arab terrorism came up. Brando mentioned that Zionists blew up of the King David hotel. King promptly interrupted him "They were oppressed!" and went to ads. Anyway, I think he is more likeable than Piers Morgan.

  • Comment number 61.

    What influence will Larry King leave on the media?
    That talk shows are as much entrtainment as debate, and personally, I never liked mixing the two. I like my debates "tough".
    The fact that Larry King is recognized in the United States as one of the premier broadcast "interviewers", demonstrates to me the superficialty of most American broadcast shows - as in "Please, don't give me anything heavy to think about. I might rupture my brain!"
    In June, 2010, Larry announced his step down as host of the show but said he'd continue to host specials for CNN. I probably won't watch these specials either.
    King was non-confrontational; he asked symplitic, open-ended questions; I guess this made him attractive to important figures who didn't want to get down & dirty. King was noted for his lack of preparation; he bragged that he never read the books of authors that were scheduled to appear on the show. Personally, if I was the author, I would find this insulting.
    He may have interviewed many leading figures, but there was no depth - no challenge - no Charlie Rose.
    In September, 2010, CNN confirmed that Piers Morgan would occupy King's 9:00 timeslot from January 2011 onward. My brain said hoo-ray!
    I am a big fan of Piers Morgan; I look forward to the imposition of Piers' style, wit and intellect.
    In February, 1987, King suffered a major heart attack, followed by quintuple-bypass. He wrote two books about living with heart disease.
    1. Mr. King, You're Having a Heart Attack: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life (with NY's Newsday science editor B. D. Colen) &
    2. Taking On Heart Disease: Famous Personalities Recall How They Triumphed over the Nation's #1 Killer and How You Can, Too (the experience of various celebrities with cardiovascular disease such as Regis Philbin).
    What will Larry King's lasting impression be?
    Larry King will leave no lasting impression on me.
    What are your memories of his shows?
    To his credit (way back when) Larry talked about Jackie Gleason. Apparently Jackie Gleason didn't like Larry's set; so Larry and Jackie changed the set; they changed the lighting. Thereafter Jackie became Larry's mentor. Jackie Gleason was pivotal in getting Larry a hard-to-get on air interview with Frank Sinatra.
    Other than this tribute to Jackie Gleason, I really have very few memories about the shows of Larry King...maybe because I was too inclined not to watch them.

  • Comment number 62.

    This is the BBC isn't it, BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY, why should we know or care who Larry What's his name, is? Do they know who our TV interviewers are over in the States?
    HYS get a grip please!

  • Comment number 63.

    american parky.ok.i carn't see the point in the question with all whats going on at the moment,but thats the beeb for you these days.by the way is it the show the sychophant pised morgan taking over?if it is it will be like replacing red rum with muffin the mule,say it's not true...

  • Comment number 64.

    Gosh, people on here are being so unfair. Larry King was a presenter on American TV.

    To get an idea of how momentous his retirement is, imagine if, on an American HYS, they asked people to comment on the retirement of Clive Anderson....

  • Comment number 65.

    'What will Larry King's lasting impression be?'

    Kermit the frog?

  • Comment number 66.

    Larry King has been a fixture for many years here in the United States. Personally he is not one of my most favorite interviewers but he has had some interesting guests. I can understand a lot of the comments here though...I mean if you announced something about Terry Wogan or Nigel Dempster (yes I know he is dead) here in the US, nobody would really care because they are not part of our everyday culture here.

  • Comment number 67.

    Another topic for Americans or Italians? What about us?

  • Comment number 68.

    He hosted a low brow show where guests usually went to sell something, e.g. books, films, etc. He asked no questions of consequence. It was a sort of reality show, so prevalent now in the US. He leaves no mark on the media.

  • Comment number 69.

    Bit of a strange debate, surely. I've heard of him but can't say I've ever watched him on my telly and I'm not sure we can even get the relevant channel ??? Feels a bit creepy to be asked to comment about this man. There is more afoot that should be debated.

  • Comment number 70.

    47. At 2:25pm on 16 Dec 2010, GeoffWard wrote:

    I gather Mr King is an American from the USA
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    You'd be surprised how many of them are.

  • Comment number 71.

    48. At 2:25pm on 16 Dec 2010, oblique wrote:
    Don't ask me, I'm British, so this guy's lasting impression on me, for instance, is.. er.. none whatsoever. Why *is* the question even on our HYS? It's entirely irrelevant to probably 99.99% of the UK population.

    Now about Julian Assange...

    Truth will out, as they say. Don't let's see Auntie Beeb even thinking about bowing to politicians attempting a censorship operation. Isn't that the sort of thing we generally condemn North Korea, China and such places for?

    The BBC and HYS have completely lost the plot.

    They have also gone very very quiet on the police attack on the guy in the wheelchair. Now which politician is pulling the strings I wonder?

  • Comment number 72.

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  • Comment number 73.

    I am an ex-pat who has lived in the US for many years. I find a lot of the anti-american sentiment on HYS is not only unjustified but also annoying. However, as many people have expressed; this site is the BBC so why should this current discussion be about Larry King? I doubt that he is known in the UK(personally I don't like him) so why should Brits. actually give a rat'shat about him?

  • Comment number 74.

    Larry King interviewed people of notoriety. The actual content was something that was establish pro or con and sensationalized. I listen to a few of government news propagandist just to say yea?! I know where that dialog is coming from, where it is going to, what it will not go on to say and why it is there.

    Larry King had 8 wives so far and there was a controversy about them that was used that cast a cruel shadow on him. Larry King wore the same attire so you easily recognized him when you even caught a glimpse of him.

    I rather liked Larry King because he wasn't all hyped up and in a frenzy abusing his guest usually and seem to put his guest at ease. Watching him he brought out what you knew and allowed his guest to fill in what was not illuminated the person wanted known. He seemed to allow some balance of fairness although, if it was a event about the person in the news he wouldn't shy from pointing it out but gave the person the opportunity to defend their self and justify their action and reasoning.

    Being not into what Big Brother has to say, on Big Brothers Media, see it mute as far as truth and a subversion on central ideas I am not persuaded to align to.

  • Comment number 75.

    The need for the media to ask us what we think of AMERICAN Icons well he has always been an old man for as long as I can remember and like David Frost her banal sorry but he had the famous and infamous on and what you forget that the USA medai is made for the USA were people believe what is on as real and the names are famous for their talent not just PR. Now who is talking over from him Piers Morgan another banal interviewer and I will not be watching him either its time that Larry King retired and enjoyed life in peace good luck to him.

  • Comment number 76.

    What will I do without Larry asking the puffery those inane questions.
    Makes me wish I had watched him once in a while.

  • Comment number 77.

    I never understood all the hype around him. He seemed boring and monotone. Hollywood just promotes people for no reason. Nepotism is just another form of discrimination. Hollywood produces schlock.

  • Comment number 78.

    Once again as an ex-pat some things do amuse me, Two countries separated by the same language. Suspenders in the US are the same thing as braces in the UK. What about films? Here in the US a popular movie (film) was "The Spy Who Shagged Me" over here people were shocked/amazed when I explained the UK translation! LOL

  • Comment number 79.

    Is he the one that everyone should be happy as?

  • Comment number 80.

    Who is Larry King? Never hears of him. The media do seem to live in a tight little green house of self aggrandisement but outside is the real world which doesn't care.

  • Comment number 81.

    Who in their right mind, gives a tinkers cuss?

    Why not ask, instead: were the two senior immigration judges right to allow an asylum seeker to remain in the UK after running down a young lady who eventually died of her injuries?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-12007100

  • Comment number 82.

    The comments are right this should be about boring, uncreative 'Have Your Say' topics. I've been reading The Guardian lately. I liked BBC about 5 years ago when they had really tailor made, interesting topics.

  • Comment number 83.

    What?.......who? I think the clue is in the bit about American Broadcsting. As I don't know who he is what he does and the only US TV I have seen is that bought by British broadcasters (which seemingly didnt include Mr King.) I can only suggest in the light of many subject topics of late on HYS we should now have the ABC or the WBC but BBC is increasingly hardly a reflection of the service.

  • Comment number 84.

    Who is Larry King? That probably answers the question ....

  • Comment number 85.

    Whats Larry King got to do with anything? A foreign tv personality who I and millions in this country(thats the UK that pays your license fee BBC) couldn't care less if he retires or not. For once I am going to join the growing band of people calling on the BBC to get relevant.

  • Comment number 86.

    73. At 3:50pm on 16 Dec 2010, US Houtkop wrote:
    I am an ex-pat who has lived in the US for many years. I find a lot of the anti-american sentiment on HYS is not only unjustified but also annoying. However, as many people have expressed; this site is the BBC so why should this current discussion be about Larry King? I doubt that he is known in the UK(personally I don't like him) so why should Brits. actually give a rat'shat about him?

    =====================================================
    Probably because the big Beeb propoganda machine thinks we should. The more we are required to be global and less English (or British) or whatever, certainly not Nationalisatic (like every other country in the world) the more we may resent it, hence the appearance given of being anti-American. Rest assured its not you its the British media machine.

  • Comment number 87.

    Why would anyone in Europe be interested in this nonsense ?

  • Comment number 88.

    From an English person's perspective - nothing (at least to me). From an American's perspective - I can't comment.

  • Comment number 89.

    Heard of him but never seen the show.

    Is it shown over here?

  • Comment number 90.

    "I don't think the citizens of the USA would be very interested if one of our presenters died !"

    He only looks dead. He is actually still alive....we think. His legacy will be money, access to TV and a slight heartbeat is all you need to score women.

  • Comment number 91.

    So Larry King has finally hung up his suspenders, The Rocky Horror Show will never be quite the same without him......

  • Comment number 92.

    Nothing Much. Another talking head in love with the
    sound of his own voice, doing what he should have done
    a long time ago.

  • Comment number 93.

    Seriously, who on earth cares about this irrelevant news???

    I'm a taxpayer, paying the BBC, have news more important to the people who pay it and not to some arrogant, bullying, sinking nation.

  • Comment number 94.

    How to interview, without being blatantly antagonistic.

  • Comment number 95.

    81. At 4:07pm on 16 Dec 2010, Dai the Tie wrote:

    Who in their right mind, gives a tinkers cuss?

    Why not ask, instead: were the two senior immigration judges right to allow an asylum seeker to remain in the UK after running down a young lady who eventually died of her injuries?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-12007100


    Having read the article it looks like it already contains the answer to your question.

  • Comment number 96.

    Apparently Piers Morgan is taking over his slot. In an interview today he said that he had go the job because they wanted a hard-hitting no nonsense interviewer.
    No really, that's what he said.
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha....I could go on.
    Well it cheered me up.

  • Comment number 97.

    //44. At 2:18pm on 16 Dec 2010, chiptheduck wrote:
    Greeks are throwing petrol bombs, Students are rioting in London, The European Union is on the point of collapse, the world economy is in turmoil...

    And all you want to talk about is some American has-been's lingerie.

    Stop this pretence BBC and close the inappropriately named Have Your Say!//

    No - that would be exactly what they want.


    The BBC launched the HYS type sites when they thought they were in touch with and reflecting public opinion.

    As time's gone by, it's clear that a lot of public opinion is exactly what the BBC doesn't want to hear. The public in general tends to be either sceptical of or hostile to the BBC's views, and increasingly, to the BBC itself.

    I suspect the HYS sites are in line for cutbacks. The BBC wants to lecture YOU, and tell you what to think. It doesn't want to be told what YOU think. It wants to carry on lying in peace (see what I did there...?)

    As for Larry King - I suspect this thread is more the result of lazy journalism and the BBC's rather childish America-obsession than of any thought-through plan. The BBC/Guardian types like to think they are the opposite of the despised Daily Mail/Heil/Wail readers, but in fact they're a bunch of culturally blinkered Little Englanders. They find Europe and foreign languages a bit scary, so they don't cover it. The US is easy and not intimidating to them.

  • Comment number 98.

    All this user's posts have been removed.Why?

  • Comment number 99.

    Wyn at No 1 writes - Larry Who??? And he/she is exactly correct - why at least, Mods, do you not make some nod to the fact that LKL is an exclusively American phenomenon ? in the way that, say, David Dimbleby is exlusively Brit - although you people at the Beeb did oust the very worthy and knowledgeable Matt Frei on election night 2008 in favor of the Dimbleby factor, (who BTW, was way out of his depth - we had to turn to CNN to avoid the painful sight of Matt Frei trying to help the guy out with names, etc., from his seat in the second row - I've been wanting to tell you people that for some time - so thanks for the opportunity). The man on the Clapham omnibus has never seen LK man, does not know LK man unless through package tours on vacation in the US and cannot possibly be expected to comment (except for the knee jerk nastiness on all topics US which Brits seem to succumb to these days).

    BTW, LK's 'replacement' would be a total unknown here in the US, were it not for his self advertising stint on reality TV over here. Anyone seen his ad?? He wants to be a 'little bit dangerous' - Piers Morgan is about as dangerous as a kid's stuffed bunny, and very similar in appearance. I give him a month, tops - then back to serious business - I say Ted Koppel...

  • Comment number 100.


    Larry King is corporate media. Let’s “Have Your Say” on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
    Or is BBC afraid of freedom media?
    Julian Assange is much more popular and far more newsworthy.

 

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