Yesterday, CNN officially announced that Piers Morgan will replace Larry King in their 9PM time slot.
Morgan is best known to American audiences as a a judge on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent,’ which he will continue to host thanks to an agreement between CNN and NBC. He is also well known in Britain for being the editor of The Daily Mirror, a tabloid newspaper. He was famously fired after the newspaper published fraudulent photos of British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners.
Piers will will debut an interview show in January, just a month after King retires from the long-running ‘Larry King Live,’ which has been on the air for 25 years.
CNN president Jonathan Klein informed staffers of the news in memo that read, “We are delighted that he will now bring his dynamic, probing interview style to American television and to CNN viewers around the globe.”
Klein added that the final ‘Larry King Live’ will air Dec. 16, and that its 76-year-old host will continue to host occasional programming for the network.
What do you think of CNN’s choice? Will you watch Piers’ new show?
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