Legendary talk show host Larry King dies at age 87

first_imgJordan Strauss/Getty ImagesBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Legendary talk show host Larry King, whose career took him from local to syndicated radio to global TV stardom, has died at age 87.A statement from King’s production company, Ora Media, posted on King’s official Twitter announced his death “with profound sadness,” saying King “passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”  A spokesperson for King’s family also confirmed his death to ABC News.On January 2, King was hospitalized for COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source close to the King family told ABC News then.King overcame several health challenges over the years, including a heart attack that led to bypass surgery and ultimately encouraged King to quit smoking. King also survived lung cancer and underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai in 2017, and was treated for prostate cancer in 1999.In 2019, King suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk on his left foot, and he was sometimes seen using a wheelchair afterward.” I never thought I’d be 86,” King told Page Six at the time. “My father died when he was 43, 44. I thought I would die too.”  “I have no complaints. Everything that’s happened to me, I’m grateful for,” he added. “Maybe that sounds cliché, but I’m really, really grateful.”The award-winning newsman, whose lengthy career earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse of Broadcasting,” was known for his gravelly baritone, signature suspenders and straightforward questions, a style honed over the course of tens of thousands of interviews on the radio and television.Born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger, the Brooklyn native wanted to be on the radio from a young age. After graduating high school, he got his first radio job in Florida in the 1950s. He got his first break on-air in Miami, where he became known by the moniker Larry King, which he ultimately made his legal name.In 1978, King began hosting the nationally-syndicated The Larry King Show on the Mutual Broadcasting System, which he hosted for 16 years before stepping down in 1994.  During that time, he also made the move to TV, and hosted the CNN program Larry King Live from 1985 to 2010. Oprah Winfrey notably endorsed Barack Obama on the show during the 2008 presidential campaign.In recent years, King hosted Larry King Now on Hulu, RT American and Ora TV, the latter a production company King co-founded with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in 2012. King was also hosting the show Politicking with Larry King on the channels until his death.King didn’t escape controversy over his decades-long career. Most recently, in 2019, he unknowingly filmed a Chinese propaganda infomercial in a fake interview with a Russian journalist, as reported by ProPublica. “I never should have done it, obviously,” King told the publication then.King was recognized with two Peabody Awards and one Emmy Award, among other honors. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1992.King has also authored several books, did voice work in TV shows and movies, including Shrek 2 and Bee Movie, and made cameos in TV shows and films, including Ghostbusters.In 1988, a year after he survived a heart attack, the newsman founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation to help those with heart disease pay for their medical treatment. A lifelong Dodgers fan, from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, King was often seen behind home plate at Dodgers Stadium.King was married eight times to seven women and had five children. In August, 2020, he revealed that two of his children had died within weeks of each other. Andy, 65, died of a heart attack on July 28, 2020, and Chaia, 51, passed away on August 20 shortly after a lung cancer diagnosis.King is survived by his sons, Larry, Chance and Cannon, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prototype Specialized SL3 ‘Project Black’ Roubaix Spotted at Paris Roubaix

first_imgJames Huang over at BikeRadar captured some pics of a prototype Specialized ‘Project Black’ bike that’s looking to be a 2011 S-Works Roubaix, likely with the SL3 moniker.  They’ve got a full gallery of photos (including both of these, which are ©James Huang/BikeRadar) and speculation, but here are the Cliff’s Notes on visible improvements and changes over the current SL2 version:Internal derailleur and rear brake housing with caps that should make it Di2 internal wiring compatible.Larger Zertz damper inserts in both the seat stays and fork legs.Seat tube gets much wider, squarer toward the bottom bracket.Huge downtube flows more consistently (smoothly) under the BB for larger overall cross section.Thinner seatstays, but HUGE chainstays.Miniscule alloy rear dropouts.Specialized has hinted they’ll be showing a couple new items, including at least one frame and some tires, at Sea Otter, but I doubt they’ll be showing this bad boy off so early.  The Paris-Roubaix is this coming Sunday, April 11, and the bike you see here will be piloted by Saxobank’s Stuart O’Grady.  Watch the race on Versus at 6pm EST.last_img read more

Chuitna Decision Imminent

first_imgThe precedent setting water rights decision is not mentioned on the Dept. of Natural Resources’ “Division News and Hot Topics” page. A deeper dig reveals that PacRim Coal “is currently working on updating its permit application but has given no time frame for when it will be submitted. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska has six days to decide if water rights go to environmental groups or to what would be the state’s largest coal mine. laine on chuitnaShavelson: “Governor Walker certainly has a lot on his plate from the gas line to the fiscal crisis, but the decision he has to make in the Chuitna water shed in Upper Cook Inlet is precedent setting – it’s a decision whether to protect salmon habitat or give it away for a one time use. Bob Shavelson is a director at Cook Inletkeeper who, along with the Chuitna Citizens Coalition and others met with the governor a month ago. Alaska’s only other operating coal mine, Usibelli, has stopped all exports due to poor markets. Fish Radio’s Laine Welch spoke to one of the environmental activists… The decision on water rights for salmon or coal will be made jointly by Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Mallott. The deadline is October 6.last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Spurs linked with Mawson

first_imgTottenham are the latest club to be linked with Alfie Mawson.Centre-back Mawson, from Hillingdon, has impressed for Swansea City this season and was recently given an England call-up.He has been linked with several clubs in recent months and The Sun on Sunday claim Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is now showing an interest in the former Brentford man.AdChoices广告Embed from Getty Images And there continues to be speculation over the future of Fulham star Tom Cairney.The Sunday Mirror claim Cairney will be allowed to leave Fulham for £20m if the Whites fail to win promotion to the Premier League this season.The newspaper declare this will “spark a race” for the Scotland international and will interest West Ham, Watford and Newcastle.Fulham would also struggle to hold onto Ryan Sessegnon and Ryan Fredericks if they do not go up, the Sunday Mirror say. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Meanwhile, the Daily Star Sunday claim Luis Enrique is stalling over a deal to become Chelsea boss because he is keen on the potential manager’s job at Arsenal.It comes amid speculation over the future of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and reports that Enrique is in line to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.It is now claimed that former Barcelona boss Enrique is reluctant to commit himself to taking over at Chelsea in case the Arsenal job becomes available.The Daily Star Sunday also claim Paris St-Germain are keen on both Enrique and Conte but would prefer to appoint Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Weather cancels opening night of Cottage Grove Modified Nationals

first_imgBy Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 27) – Unfortunately weather prevented the first night of the an­nual Modified Nationals from getting under way at the Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday June 27th.Saturday, June 28 is still on and will feature the Race Of Champions in the program. Also on the card will be the Northwest Extreme Sprints and Hornets.Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6:45 p.m.Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and juniors ages 13-17, $5 for youths ages 6-12 and free for five and under. A family pass good for two adults and up to four youths sells for $35.The track website is www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.Two dollar coupons are still available at Boyce & Sons Landscaping and Building Materials, Jim’s Tire Factory, the Cottage Grove Community Center, Welt & Welt Inc., Bonanza Drive Up and the Pink House Restaurant in Cottage Grove, Aesthetic Surgical Arts in Eugene and Jazzie’s Deli or Giant Burger in Springfield.last_img read more