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Big Changes On The Way For Larry King Live Piers Morgan Live!

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Big changes are a'coming!

Now that Piers Morgan will be taking over Larry King Live in January, he's pretty adamant about reformatting the program to make it his own, and he recently revealed that he's got some serious adjustments on the way!

He explains:

“The format, everything, will change. I’m not just going to be another man sitting in the CNN studio wearing red braces. What I would say is that there will be significant format changes, and the show will look and feel different and distinctive to Larry's. I don't want to copy him because he's a legend. You don't follow Sinatra at the Sands and try and warble My Way…One key change will definitely be that I will pre-tape many of the interviews so I can market and promote them in advance of them airing, which I believe will increase ratings. I've done this very successfully with my Life Stories series in the UK, with subjects as diverse as Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Simon Cowell, and Richard Branson. For years, Larry King has shown the power of the extended interview, which is something I’ve specialized in with my British talk shows. When it comes to my rivals, however long it takes, I’m going to be there to win. The main message I want to communicate is that I intend this show to be a game-changer in terms of how interview shows are conducted on American TV. And I haven't joined CNN to come 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. America's Got Talent has been the No. 1 show for five years, Britain's Got Talent has been No. 1 in the UK for four years, Life Stories is the No. 1 talk show in the UK, and I won Celebrity Apprentice. Losing is not really something I've either experienced on TV, or wish to experience. A character trait hardened by my time working for the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Simon Cowell. It will take time, but we'll get there. I was a journalist in Britain for 20 years, the youngest national newspaper editor for 50 years, and editor-in-chief of two big-selling newspapers for 10 years. Running a team of 400 journalists on stories like 9/11, Diana's death, and the Iraq war. You don't do that if you're a halfwit. So prepare for fireworks. Because I know that to get CNN back to the top in prime time is going to take a lot of hard work, determination, tenacity, mischief, revelation, aggression, fun, and brilliant interviews. As you guys might put it… It's time to kick some ratings butt. I’ll have succeeded if people feel they’ve had a pretty challenging hour and been open with me. On the other hand, people in the U.S. know I don’t suffer fools. Lots of people want to do my new show. I’m very confident about getting the people we want because I know lots of people."

Wowsa! He's taking this shiz seriously!

It sounds like he has a lot of really innovative ideas, and is ready to jump in head first!

It will be VERY inneresting to see what Piers Morgan Live looks like when it debuts!

What do U think?? Are U excited for the switch-up??

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15 comments to “Big Changes On The Way For Larry King Live Piers Morgan Live!”



  1. 1

    I'm glad that he's doing his own spin on it, rather than imitate Larry King. Sounds like a plan.



  2. 2

    Obviously this Hack made some deal with some devil to become successful in the US of A. Hate him and all he stands for.



  3. 3

    Nope, not excited. Don't care. Get these Brits outta my country!



  4. 4

    "Losing is not really something I've either experienced on TV, or wish to experience."
    Can't wait for him to bomb. Those talent shows aren't popular because of HIM! They're popular because they're on in the Summer when NOTHING else is on! Nobody likes Piers and I know I'll ever watch his show.

  5. edge says – reply to this


    5

    He comes across as a complete BRAGGART here. "I've done this and I've done that… and I'm no half-wit." He would look a lot stronger and more confident if he hadn't RANTED for that long-winded paragraph! Oh, and someone needs to tell him that Larry King wore SUSPENDERS and not "red braces" - this is America, darling! Piers, I'm sure you're very good at what you do - but let us find out for ourselves; you don't need to brainwash us into believing it. The proof is in the pudding.



  6. 6

    sounds like piers morgan 'live' …isn't going to be LIVE after all if he's going to tape a lot of his shit & show promos before they air!!!



  7. 7

    But he was editor of tabloid-type crap in the UK, extreme right-wing tabloid-type shit, entities which have been sued for outright fabrication of events, lies, whatnot, this/that … it's one thing to be right-wing, but it's another to be extreme right-wing, just like it's one thing to be left-leaning, but extreme left-leaning serves nobody well similarly.
    So, he's on a left-of-centre network now … which is pretty oxy-moronish in itself.
    Nope, don't care to watch him, not that I bothered watching Larry King in the last decade or so either, but I'm just too familiar with Piers' platform and it just doesn't strike me well.



  8. 8

    Why give this job to a wealthy British person???????? They could not find and AMERICAN for the job. Must have been a RepubliKKKan who decided. They ship all our jobs out of the country. They are letting foreign countries buy our elections now. VOTE. Help Obama help the middle class!!!!!!!!!



  9. 9

    Hope he interviews his pal, Ms S. Boyle!



  10. 10

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  11. 11

    he is gonna rock it i just know it Piers u are the man, i can only imagine your interviews cut throat right to the point just like Larry very good choice



  12. 12

    SOUNDS LIKE THE DUDE HAS HIS CREDIBILITY AT STAKE!!! YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL WHEN THEY USE LAME FIGURES TO BACK UP THEIR CASE. NO ONE CARES ABOUT REALITY SHOWS U FUCKING DOUCHE. HASNT HE CHECKED?? CNN HAS BEEN TANKING IN THE RATINGS FOR MONTHS AND ALL THEIR GOOD JOURNALISTS HAVE ALREADY LEFT FOR THE MAJOR NETWORKS. THEY'RE JUST DESPERATE AND THIS UK IDIOT IS JUST FOR THE TRIAL BASIS. AMERICAN WONT WARM UP TO HIM. THEY JUST SEE HIM AS SOME DUMBFUCK SIMON COWELL SEAT WARMER ON BGT AND AGT. FUCK OFF. GO BACK ACROSS THE POND!!!!!



  13. 13

    Re: stefystef – I have to agree with you 100%. They can't make any money over in their country so they come over here and take jobs away from our ppl. You can't understand one word they say cuz they talk like they have rocks in their mouth. They are rude and think that they are all that. Every damn show on the air now has one of them in it. Gets really sickening. Go back to where you came from and stay there.

  14. uyeah says – reply to this


    14

    Re: boston61 – Are you serious? Who told you to say that? The DEMS, Clinton in particular, sent our jobs overseas. Help Obama? Help him destroy our country? Only if enough dumbed down robots like you prevail.



  15. 15

    I believe him. Piers is very intelligent and quite funny.