With CNN canceling Piers Morgan’s prime-time show, former CNN host Larry King — who held down that spot on the cable news channel for 25 years with his show "Larry King Live" — is letting it be known that he’s ready and able to move back into his old time slot.
Lloyd Grove at the Daily Beast reports that King said he would be willing to return to the cable network if CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker is interested.
King, 81, currently hosts "Larry King Now," a daily half-hour Web program for Ora TV, which is also carried on Hulu and Russia Today, a Putin government-backed TV network, the story notes.
“If [Zucker] talked to the people at Ora TV and they could work it out, I would do it,” King said.
As for Morgan’s failure, King said it is “very hard to step in — putting myself aside — into any shoes that have been there forever.”
King added: “We were very different styles. I asked shorter questions. I left myself out of it. Piers is more of an ‘I’ interview style.”
King also said: “I’m sorry. I never like to see anyone leave, but it’s a business where nothing is forever. It’s transitory. Coaches are hired to be fired. I wish him well.”