Completely off-topic, but I’m hoping you’ll indulge me for a moment.
News broke tonight that oft-married, suspenders-wearing CNN host Larry King has decided to step down from his long running Larry King Live program this fall. The media world is in a frenzy tonight. 25 years this guy was on TV. Times Union blogger Kevin Marshall pondered the imponderable this evening, via Twitter:
Larry King’s retiring. NOW who’s gonna ask all the hard-hitting questions provided by publicists?! – @KevinMarshall
When asked by Bill Maher who he thinks should replace him, Larry King responded almost immediately. “Ryan Seacrest. Although I don’t know how he feels about politics.”
Ryan Who-crest? Never heard of him. But I, my friends, have the answer – someone as ridiculous as Larry, yet well-known enough to maybe pull it off:
It would be an utter trainwreck. Must-see TV. Get CNN on the horn.