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MORGAN BLASTS CRITICS

January 21, 2013 by · 4 Comments 

Piers Morgan has come out swinging against carping critics, who have included his predecessor, Larry King, and conservative/libertarian pundit Andrew Sullivan (“The Daily Dish”). In an interview with Politico.com’s Dylan Byers, Morgan said of King: “I’ve tried to be very respectful about Larry; he’s a legend, and I feel very proud to have followed him. […]

LARRY KING TO MAKE EARLY RETURN

May 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King is clearly frustrated over being relegated to the sidelines while the presidential campaigns heat up. On Thursday he said that he plans to resume his nightly talk show this summer instead of next fall and to attend the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The show will be carried by Ora.TV, the digital channel […]

LARRY KING AND CNN: THE TIES THAT UNBIND

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King’s second life at CNN as the host of quarterly specials has ended after only four such specials aired, the last one in December, in which King startlingly remarked that he wanted to be frozen after he died, published reports observed on Wednesday. After he was replaced by Piers Morgan in January 2011 after […]

RATINGS RISE AT CNN

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s key moves in recent months — in particular, the decision to move Anderson Cooper into the 8:00 p.m. slot and replace Larry King with Piers Morgan at 9:00 pm. — appear to be paying off with significantly higher ratings, according to an examination of Nielsen ratings by the New York Times. Among adults 25-54, […]

MCCARTNEY TO TALK TO SCOTLAND YARD ABOUT HACKING

August 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Paul McCartney said on Thursday that he plans to meet with Scotland Yard following allegations by ex-wife Heather Mills that a voicemail from McCartney while they were in the throes of breaking up had been hacked by a reporter working for the London Daily Mirror. Speaking via satellite from Cincinnati to the Television Critics Association […]

MORGAN SAYS HE NEEDS SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR TO PROVE HIMSELF

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan, who replaced Larry King in CNN’s primetime lineup, has defended himself against growing criticism from TV columnists, who cite his ratings tailspin in their frequent predictions that his tenure at the cable news network will be shortlived. “This is a long-term game, and CNN looks at the big picture,” Morgan told the London […]

WILL MORGAN BE “DANGEROUS” TO KING?

February 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN announced Tuesday that Piers Morgan’s interview with Larry King will air on Wednesday night. It did not indicate whether the interview had been — or will be — pre-taped. However, it comes after King’s surprising criticism during a BBC radio interview that CNN had oversold Morgan as an unpredictable and “dangerous” interviewer. Whether Morgan […]

KING: CNN OVERSOLD PIERS MORGAN

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Piers Morgan is due to interview Larry King on Wednesday, CNN said on Monday. In a Twitter post, Morgan said he expects “tension to be in the air” when the interview occurs. Larry King is obviously unimpressed with the performance thus far of his CNN successor, Piers Morgan. During a BBC radio interview on […]

NOW, REGIS IS QUITTING, TOO

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprise announcement, Regis Philbin said on this morning’s (Tuesday) Live with Regis and Kelly that he will be retiring from the show around the end of summer. “I don’t want to alarm anybody,” he remarked, then stated, “This will be my last year on the show.” His co-host, Kelly Ripa is expected to […]

NO FIREWORKS IN PIERS MORGAN DEBUT

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At the end of his interview with Oprah Winfrey on the premiere of CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the host asked Winfrey, “How have I done?” Her reply: “You have been surprising.” “Surprisingly bad?” asked Morgan, laughing nervously. “No, just surprising,” Winfrey insisted. TV critics, some of them referring to that exchange, indicated that they, too […]

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