Piers Morgan nearing ‘happy resolution’ with CNN for Larry King’s slot
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Just how close is Piers Morgan to taking over Larry King’s coveted prime-time interview slot on CNN?
Pretty darn close, or so he told us on the red carpet at the Emmys Sunday night.
‘We’re near the end of negotiations and we’re getting to what I hope will be a very happy resolution,’ he said.
He described the prospect of working for one of the ‘great holy grails of television’ as ‘very exciting,’ but said his interview -- and personal -- style would differ greatly from King’s.
‘I love Larry King. He’s one of my all-time heroes,’ he said. ‘So I wouldn’t want to try and copy him because he’s a legend. They’re the biggest suspenders to fill imaginable. So I won’t even try. I’ll just be myself and no suspenders.’