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« on: January 19, 2011, 10:53:31 AM »

Piers Morgan.  I couldn't find a thread to place this under.  Katherine and I watched Piers on cable interviewing Oprah and on this other show he does following rich and famous locales.  We both thought he is excellent.  Frankly much better than Larry King who perhaps was burned out.

He almost got Oprah to cry when he mentioned the program would be aired on MLK day.  She was clearly teary eyed.  Apparantly every interviewer has been trying unsuccesfully to get her tearful in an interview.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 10:58:01 AM »

Larry King was unintentionally funny, in a cringe inducing way.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 12:11:57 PM »

PM shows promise.  I caught a bit of his Howard Stern interview while waiting for dinner at the hotel on Tuesday night.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 12:14:35 PM »

Where did you stay?
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 01:45:08 PM »

At the Paris Hotel; my friend, who will be the host of my Israel seminar, made the choice.  We were both in town for the SHOT Show.  I was irked at having to pay $30 for one hour of internet use in the business center.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 01:47:57 PM »

The Paris is nice.

They don't want you working, they want you at the tables.   wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 01:49:28 PM »

BTW, glad being under all the surveillance cameras in Vegas didn't cause you to melt or burst into flames.  grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 01:50:41 PM »

Smartass grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 01:47:58 PM »

I laughed really hard at the Larry King comment. The guy is like a shriveled up raisin (if that's even possible). How old is that guy anyways?

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 04:33:52 PM »

I dunno, but about 10 years past his "I shouldn't be on TV anymore" date.
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 07:21:49 PM »

I thought Piers is pretty good but I guess his ratings have fallen.  I am surprised Larry King criticized him.  It is interesting that one of King's complaint is Piers "is not dangerous enough".   I kind of thought King was always rather wishy washy himself:

Piers Morgan, Larry King spar over CNN veteran's jibe
  British journalist Piers Morgan (pictured) sparred verbally with his CNN predecessor Larry King, after Thu Feb 24, 3:22 am ET
LOS ANGELES (AFP) British journalist Piers Morgan sparred verbally with his CNN predecessor Larry King, after the US veteran criticized Morgan's talk show technique.

Morgan, who took over in January after King bowed out following 25 years as host of "Larry King Live," light-heartedly suggested he would have to punch the 77-year-old following his jibes in a BBC interview.

"I have spent the last few months saying following you is like following Sinatra. I couldn't have paid you higher praise. And you go in my back yard and say I'm... oversold, undangerous," said Morgan.

King told BBC radio last week he thought Morgan had been "oversold" when he started at CNN, saying: "He's good, but not that dangerous. I think they might have been better off starting quietly."

Damning with faint praise, King added: "He's certainly not bad. He's certainly an acceptable host. He asks good questions, maybe he interrupts a little too much at times."

Defending himself on Morgan's show, King insisted he didn't think the British host was dangerous.

Morgan replied: "We couldn't come in and undersell me. I'm following a legend. You can't follow Sinatra in Vegas and say 'By the way, I'm not very good, and this is going to be useless.'"

King, deadpanning: "Why can't you just say: 'Piers Morgan. I'm coming. Watch me.' What's wrong with that?"

After briefly squaring up for a pretend across-the-table punch -- King said he had heard that Morgan had suggested he would punch him for the BBC jibe -- the British host agreed to change the subject.

But they came back to it at the end of the interview, when Morgan presented King with a pair of suspenders -- the CNN veteran's onscreen trademark -- with a Union Jack flag pattern.

The pair then got into another pretend verbal tussle over the fact that "suspenders" in British English are an item of women's underwear, the British word being "braces."

"So I've been wearing ladies' underwear all these years?" asked King.

"That's what the Brits think," replied Morgan.

"You're dangerous," joked King.


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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 12:44:13 PM »

Larry King has just become a household name - much like Oprah herself. He does entertain me but just for the mere fact that I can't believe he's still alive! lol!

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