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Larry King will host a new TV show on Russian network RT:
The RT press release reads:
Award-winning interviewer Larry King will host a mold-breaking political talk show on RT from next month, speaking to both leading establishment figures, and those who are not afraid to go against the grain.
“I have always been passionate about government and issues that impact the public, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to talk politics with some of the most influential people in Washington and around the country,” says King.
King’s career has spanned 56 years and more than 50,000 interviews, but he says the show will break new ground. The veteran broadcaster will not shy away from causing controversy, or using his authority to give a chance to hear voices other media ignore.
“I have interviewed every US president since Nixon, and lest people forget, I helped usher Ross Perot into the national conversation during the 1992 presidential contest. I appreciate the importance of providing a platform to those with real alternative visions for our country’s future,” said the host.
UPDATE: Last year, Larry King joined the board of a TV network run by Georgian PM Ivanishvili, who has been closely linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. When asked, a spokesman for King told Buzzfeed, "He believes in freedom of speech and independent journalism and he’s happy to join this independent network that does not take stands.”