RT BRINGING NEWS LEGEND LARRY KING TO UK TV
SCREENS LONDON, NOVEMBER 3, 2015 — RT and Ora TV announced today that legendary American broadcaster Larry King’s two interview programs, “Politicking with Larry King” and “Larry King Now” will be broadcast in the United Kingdom exclusively on RT UK.
PoliticKing with Larry King, specially created for RT by King and Ora TV, will be broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the UK, and will see King interview the most important and knowledgeable people in Washington and around the world about government policies and politics affecting an international audience. The show begins airing on RT UK on Tuesday 10th November, 2015. Since the show’s original launch on RT America in 2013, the Dalai Lama, Vice President Dick Cheney, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, business icon Donald Trump and many other prominent political and cultural figures have been interviewed by King, discussing and analyzing the most critical and controversial political issues of the day.
Larry King Now, also produced by Ora TV, will air three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The show will begin airing on RT UK on Monday 9th November, 2015. It will feature conversations with some of the most interesting and intriguing individuals from the world of pop culture, music, sports, film and television. King has recently interviewed guests ranging from Oscar-winning actors Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard and Matthew McConaughey to British personalities Cat Deeley, Boy George, Nigel Lythgoe and Eddie Izzard; musicians Celine Dion, David Guetta, T.I. and Wiz Khalifa; and sports legends George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather.
King also talks to newsmakers on topics and issues facing society today. Past shows have explored such topics as religion, same-sex marriage, NASA’s search for life on other planets, the Ebola epidemic, major scientific breakthroughs, gun control and racism. In 2014, Larry King Now was nominated for an Emmy Award for its examination and discussion of head trauma in professional football.
“Larry King’s talent has always been the ability to see the wider picture, and make even local issues compelling for viewers in different corners of the world. This is what makes him a truly international broadcasting personality, and so appealing for our UK audience,” said Margarita Simonyan, RT’s Editor-in-Chief. “We are thrilled that our partnership with Larry continues to grow.”
“I had always been heard in London through CNN and enjoyed visiting the city and engaging with fans,” said Larry King. “Our new UK audience will love our outstanding and influential guests on PoliticKing and Larry King Now and I look forward to bringing these invigorating conversations and interviews, to television audiences with RT UK.”
A veteran of radio and television, Larry King has been the recipient of the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, 10 Cable ACE Awards for Best Interviewer and for Best Talk Show Series and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Throughout his 58-year broadcasting career, he has interviewed the most influential personalities in modern history and culture, including Nelson Mandela, Yasser Arafat, Bill Gates, Frank Sinatra, Hugo Chavez, Margaret Thatcher, Vladimir Putin and every US president since Richard Nixon.
RT is a global news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow, Washington DC and London. It is available to 700 million viewers worldwide. RT is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with nearly 3 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner three nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award for News.
About Ora TV:
Ora TV is an on-demand entertainment digital network and production company with its home at www.Ora.tv. Ora launched in July 2012 with the Emmy-nominated Larry King Now, available on RT, Hulu and on Ora.tv, viewed millions of times per month online, and broadcasted on TV around the world. Other Ora.TV programming includes PoliticKing with Larry King, Wayward Nation, NewsBreaker, NewsBreaker en Espanol, DweebCast, Off The Grid with Jesse Ventura, Catching Hell, Emmy nominated Beer Geeks, Brown Bag Wine Tasting with William Shatner, and the recently Emmy nominated Real Girl’s Kitchen with Haylie Duff. Ora is funded by América Móvil, the leading Latin American wireless service provider, with a majority interest held by noted global business leader Carlos Slim Helú.