Mutlichannel News’ Linda Haugsted writes from the Spring TCA about CNN announcing a week of tributes and specials commemorating Larry King’s fifty years in television in April.
CNN will mark talk-show host Larry King’s 50 years in television in April with a week of specials ranging from a roast to an interview of King during his program, with CBS anchor Katie Couric as his interrogator.
Bill Maher will host the roast, to be telecast during King-Sized Week starting April 16 at 9 p.m. each day. Executives said the network is negotiating with Angelina Jolie to participate in one of the evenings of the event.
King, talking with television critics meeting here for the next two weeks, noted that his contract is up in 2009, at which point he will have been at CNN for 24 years. Past that, “If they want me, I’ll stay,” he said, quoting a Milton Berle line, “Retire? To what?”