Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Larry King Returns to Talk, but Online

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Larry King Returns to Talk, but Online

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Larry King has told viewers that he wants to be frozen after his death. And that's fitting because this talk show host's new Web endeavor on Hulu, "Larry King Now," is almost exactly that -- his persona is cryonically preserved on the Internet, in suspenders, if not suspension, in fine fettle and ready for television resuscitation sometime in the future.

"Larry King Now," which Mr. King created in partnership with a new digital video network, Ora TV, is an example of how the Internet accommodates old age as easily as youth. Justin Bieber and Lena Dunham got their DIY start on the Internet. Older stars who have retired from television but still have an itch to be on camera can keep their careers going online. It's probably an even better alternative than cable because most people don't surf as far as AXS TV, the cable network formerly known as HDNet, where Dan Rather went after he left CBS News. …

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