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Larry King talks Piers Morgan

King and Piers

It has been almost two years since legendary talk show host Larry King handed over his CNN timeslot to Piers Morgan. King, in an interview with HuffPost Canada, talked about his British replacement and how he feels about him.

"Well, he's very different from me," King said. "I don't get to watch him a lot because my kids are playing baseball at the time. It's at 6 p.m. in LA when he's on ... He's fine, it's just that I left myself out of interviews. I never used to use the word 'I.' I didn't give an opinion. And he's a different kind of interviewer. He inserts himself in. He does that very well. I just -- that's not my style. So it's commenting on his style. Personally, I like him a lot."

Weeks after the transition, King talked to BBC Radio 4 and was not quite as complimentary, saying that Morgan was "an acceptable host" and "certainly not bad," but that "...he may have been oversold."

King appeared on Morgan afterwards and Morgan was a little steamed. They had a bitter exchange, which probably helped King land his WWE gig earlier this year.

Morgan said that he spend time saying that following King was "...like following Frank Sinatra. I could not have paid you higher praise. You come in my backyard and say I’m an oversold, undangerous....”

King said that in Brooklyn, if you say you are dangerous, you had better damn well be dangerous.

What do you think? Who was a better host?


- Larry King
- Piers Morgan

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 1st, 2012, 4:46 pm


Message Posted On Nov 2nd, 2012, 1:33 am
Was never a huge fan of King, but for an American programme, there are many qualified natives - never understood why they gave the job to a Brit (one who didn't seem that exceptional, to begin with). Odd.

Message Posted On Nov 1st, 2012, 11:34 pm
king was better no contest. Morgan is like a overstuffed peacock always on display. King was live, had audience participation and let the guests be the focus
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