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Larry King signs off.. My appearance on his show..
cbs47 ^ | 12-16-10 | cakid1

Posted on 12/16/2010 9:34:38 PM PST by cakid1

Larry King signs off.. My appearance on his show..

They don't make them like Larry King anymore.

The Veteran CNN talk show host signed off for the last time tonight. He was on the air for 25 years.

He was such a pro, that he made it look so easy.

I remember back in June of 2003 when I was asked to be on his show.

I was covering a horrible murder case in Dallas at the time.

Despite the topic, it was an honor and privilege to have appeared - albeit briefly on his show.

(They asked me back the following night to do the show again, but I had to tell the producer I was too busy! My wife thought I was crazy to pass on going on Larry King two night in a row! )


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: larryking
(I was somewhat embarrassed that the first thing I had to say - was to correct him on something.. he just said..)
1 posted on 12/16/2010 9:34:40 PM PST by cakid1
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To: cakid1

Eh. I still think of him as the ‘new guy’ who took over the time-slot of “Freeman Reports” on CNN.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 9:37:52 PM PST by greene66
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To: cakid1

Goodbye Larry King.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 9:42:43 PM PST by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: cakid1

When does CNN sign off?


4 posted on 12/16/2010 9:45:46 PM PST by americanophile
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To: cakid1

I wonder, does his kid still wish he was black. That’s what larry said after Obama was installed.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 9:46:31 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: cakid1

Larry is one-of-a-kind, that’s for sure.
Personally, I never had any problem with the man. He did his thing night after night.
Good for him. I hope he enjoys a well-deserved retirement.


6 posted on 12/16/2010 9:48:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard (Pray for 3/5.)
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To: Freddd

Are you joking?


7 posted on 12/16/2010 9:48:41 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: cakid1

Will not be missed. Could not ask a serious question to save his life. Was being paid ~$10M when CNN could really have used the money to augment their notably weak staff of journalists. I found him annoying and offensive, stopped watching him at least 18 years ago.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 9:51:50 PM PST by Hu Flung Poo
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To: greene66

I still think of him as a radio guy.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 9:52:59 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: cakid1
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, hello...

I got in late, but from what I saw, Anderson Cooper said some nice things, his kids were funny, Tony Bennett still has it...but I missed Regis!

10 posted on 12/16/2010 10:13:28 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: cakid1

I remember when he was supposed to be the “King” of talk radio, then Rush came along and we discovered that instead of measuring audiences by the thousands, that a quality radio host could reach millions instead.

A couple of years into Rush, when Rush was making history, King was still pretending that he had never heard of him.

Larry King was a left wing loser.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 10:16:43 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: cakid1

Yes, when does CNN sign off? He hated conservatives and loved the liberals/marxists who he basically canonized.
If he had a political panel there was 2 Dem Operatives Carville, Begala, then a RINO David Brooks/Parker/, and then a token conservative who usually got do you defend the action by some lone congressman who did something outrageous recently.

Larry King should have retired long ago, but Piers Morgan is another joke they’ve hired on. They should have went unconventional like Gene Simmons, Conan O’Brien, or Ryan Seacrest.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 10:17:14 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: ansel12
Larry King was a left wing loser.

that's putting it nicely...a Larry King adulation thread on FR is a bit odd doncha think?

13 posted on 12/16/2010 10:19:05 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wardaddy

It sure surprises me.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 10:20:49 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: cakid1
>>>>>He was on the air for 25 years.

About 10 years too long. Political hack.

15 posted on 12/16/2010 10:21:51 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Rational Thought
I still think of him as a radio guy.

Well, he certainly had the face for radio.
16 posted on 12/16/2010 10:25:53 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: cakid1

Has Larry King actually signed off for the last time? This would be the first I’ve heard of it.

There was a time, up until the mid-90’s or so that I once told a buddy of mine that Larry King was the most powerful and talented interviewer in the world. At that time, I think he was.

It was a shame that he became partisan after 9/11. Oh, well.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 10:37:31 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Rational Thought

Carvel Ice Cream! He was a great story teller on radio.


18 posted on 12/17/2010 12:44:24 AM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam ism, Darwinism)
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To: cakid1

You can really get sick of someone after 25 years


19 posted on 12/17/2010 12:46:58 AM PST by woofie
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To: wardaddy

Ha! You read my mind! FReepers are a very nice group of people, but I would hope they reserve what niceness they have to fellow FReepers, instead of King.

BTW, he’s not much bigger than I am.....which is saying that he is one tiny man!


20 posted on 12/17/2010 12:50:43 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: cakid1

"Hello Sheboygan ... you're on the air with Heather Mills!"

21 posted on 12/17/2010 12:58:48 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Hu Flung Poo

25 years and I don’t think I watched 5 mins of his show.

Wish I had those 5 mins back.


22 posted on 12/17/2010 2:43:23 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Doesn’t he also have a flatulence problem? At least that rumor was running around here for a while.


23 posted on 12/17/2010 2:46:20 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lancey Howard
"Larry is one-of-a-kind, that’s for sure. Personally, I never had any problem with the man. He did his thing night after night. Good for him. I hope he enjoys a well-deserved retirement."

Larry King is a leftist tool. He deserves nothing but scorn.

24 posted on 12/17/2010 3:11:53 AM PST by Godebert
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To: driftdiver

LOL ... and ditto that.


25 posted on 12/17/2010 3:29:28 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Godebert

Years ago on Christmas night he was at Tavern on the Green for dinner in a leather jacket and casual pants, looked around at all of us DRESSED NICELY and said “WHy’s everyone dressed up??...oh yeah, it’s Christmas”. ....what an idiot.


26 posted on 12/17/2010 4:43:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cakid1

Larry we hardly knew you.


27 posted on 12/17/2010 5:57:46 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Godebert
Larry King is a leftist tool.

But he was never mean about it.

28 posted on 12/17/2010 8:15:23 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Ann Archy

“WHy’s everyone dressed up??...oh yeah, it’s Christmas”.

I believe he’s Jewish...maybe that explains it.

Though, I’ve known many Jews in my lifetime, I’ve never known one who didn’t know about Christmas. In fact, I know quite a few who celebrate it. lol


29 posted on 12/19/2010 12:03:09 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: driftdiver

LOL!

Well, he is an oldster...and, I mean a way oldster. ;o)


30 posted on 12/19/2010 12:04:14 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: ansel12

I had the pleasure of living in Sacramento when Rush first started—like many I listened to him almost daily. He shocked the world by stating the truth.


31 posted on 12/19/2010 12:07:28 AM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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