Piers Morgan to Face His Critic Larry King in Interview

Piers Morgan and Larry King

Last week, Larry King, in the most polite of ways, slammed his CNN replacement, British journalist Piers Morgan, as “oversold” and perhaps more damningly, “not dangerous.” Now Piers has a chance to prove his mettle with the elder statesman with an interview on Wednesday’s Piers Morgan Tonight. (And they’ll do it live, barring any preemptions, of course.) Will Piers go the route of fawning obsequiousness, or will he go gunning for the 77-year-old retiree? In his official statement to press, Morgan says, “I can’t think of many people I’d rather interview than Larry King, and I’m sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons.”

Morgan has been a little less prim and proper on his Twitter feed. After announcing King as his guest, Morgan tweeted, “Got a feeling we may need to discuss Larry’s claim that I’m ‘oversold’ and ‘not dangerous’…May have to twang those suspenders to prove how dangerous I really am….”

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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