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By ROGER SIMON | April 1, 1994
WASHINGTON -- In the age of television, all politics is performance.A beleaguered president, his popularity dropping, can hold a news conference in which the only news is that he forgot he had made a $20,000 loan to his mother and have his poll numbers skyrocket the next day.Why?Because he performed well. He looked calm. Reassuring. Unafraid.He gave good TV.And if it worked for a president, why not for Bob Packwood?Packwood is the five-term Republican senator from Oregon who is accused by more than 20 women of sexual misconduct.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | December 25, 1992
Talk show host Larry King's plan to move his two-way conversations from late-night to mid-afternoon in February will cost him his berth on Baltimore's big WBAL-AM (1090). And it remains to be seen whether local listeners will be able to hear him at all."It's a shame. We had every intention of keeping Larry King on overnight, but he will not air on WBAL in the afternoon," says station vice president and general manager Jeff Beauchamp.Taking the King show in its planned 3 to 6 p.m. slot Feb. 1, he says, would mean cutting back on "The Ron Smith Show," heard now from 1 to 4 p.m., and eliminating two hours of the station's news roundup that begins at 4 p.m."
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By SYLVIA BADGER | December 1, 1995
WHEN LARRY King gives a party, there are few regrets. He's expecting more than 400 people to attend "An Evening With Larry King and Friends" this evening at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington.The party is a benefit for the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, established by King in 1988 to provide money for people, who, due to limited means and insurance, would be otherwise unable to receive a heart transplant.Last year's gala raised more than $120,000, which was earmarked for Baltimore teacher Larry Wineke.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Writer | October 1, 1992
Monday night Larry King did Dallas and got lots of publicity.In fact, every time Larry King hooks up with on-again-off-again presidential candidate Ross Perot, he generates lots of publicity and water-cooler buzz.But a question seldom asked when discussing what an important force in American politics CNN's "Larry King Live" show seems to have become is just how many people actually watch the show on a regular basis. There are other questions, too, such as why Perot and King keep getting together and what happens in terms of ratings and politics when they do.On a regular basis, more people watch nightly reruns of Jessica Fletcher in "Murder She Wrote" on cable channel USA than watch Larry King.
NEWS
July 25, 1992
Politicians are people too -- and that can put them in a tough spot. When Vice President Dan Quayle spoke as a father first and indicated to talk show host Larry King this week that he would support whatever decision his 13-year-old daughter would make about abortion, he found himself the center of another media feeding frenzy.And no wonder. The remark, a response to a hypothetical question, stood in stark contrast to the political platform he represents.Predictably, it triggered a barrage of ridicule from one side of the abortion debate and a responding round of defensive explanations from the other.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | June 3, 1994
Take the night off. For the most part, TV has.* "Fall From Grace" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Part 2 of 2. Plans for the Normandy invasion are developed, hidden and eagerly sought in the conclusion of this imported miniseries, which makes the plans for D-Day seem almost as important as whether an Allied agent (Tara Fitzgerald) will be faithful to a fellow agent (Gary Cole), and whether he, in turn, will fall for the advances of another fellow agent (Patsy Kensit). In the end, the Allies conquer the Germans, and love conquers all. Michael York plays a sinister Nazi with more subtlety than expected.
NEWS
September 7, 2000
HERE'S YOUR choice next Tuesday night as you curl up on your sofa and ponder which TV show to watch. Will it be "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"? "NYPD Blue"? Or a conversation between Al Gore and George W. Bush? In the ratings game, the Gore-Bush debate would finish last. That may be what Mr. Bush, the Republican presidential nominee, seeks: a debate format short in length, suitable to his informal style and largely unwatched. That's the impression the Texas governor is leaving. He looks like he's trying to manipulate this year's presidential debates for his own strategic purposes.
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Dan Rodricks | October 5, 2013
Amazing how a name can trigger a sudden burst of memories. "Hello, this is Ryan Wineke," a voice on the phone said. The name is pronounced "Win-ek-ee. " As soon as I heard it, I thought of Larry Wineke, the only man I ever knew by that name. I assumed he must have run out of time. "You wrote a story about my dad 18 years ago," the young man on the phone said. Indeed I had. Larry Wineke - Calvert Hall teacher and coach, big man, tough man and teddy bear - had a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, 1995.
SPORTS
June 2, 2010
One month from the start of the NBA's free agency frenzy, LeBron James has handicapped his field of suitors and says the Cavaliers lead the pack. In his first interview since the Cavs' season ended with a shocking second-round loss to Boston, James told CNN's Larry King that Cleveland has "an edge" to re-sign him when the greatest collection of free agents in league history hits the open market on July 1. King, who interviewed James on Tuesday at the two-time MVP's home near Akron, asked the superstar if Cleveland has "an edge going in?"
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Pakenham and Michael Pakenham,Sun Book Editor | May 23, 2004
Remember Me When I'm Gone, by Larry King. Doubleday. 213 pages. $19.95. This is one of those trick books that seem all too easy (Why didn't I do that?), but work well because both the idea and the implementation are sound. King, of course, has interviewed more people that most cemeteries could contain. Encouraged by his agent, he confronted an array of notables with the question "How would you like to be remembered after your death?" More than 300 responses are published here, and are delightful, touching or in some cases revealingly absurd.
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