Larry King Back With Internet Show

Carlos Slim taps former CNN anchor for
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2012 10:17 AM CDT
Larry King talks with host Jamie LaFiego while appearing as a guest on "Up Late" on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.   (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Mark Webb)

(Newser) – He's baaaack. Larry King will strap on his suspenders once more to host an online-only TV show on a new network financed by Carlos Slim Helu, the New York Times reports. The new network, which will be called, will be officially announced today. King says the show will be a lot like Larry King Live. "I run into people everyday who tell me they miss the show. And a lot of times, I miss it too," the 78-year-old says.

King's wife, Shawn, will also likely do a show on style and interview celebrities, he says. The network will be headed by former News Corp. executive Jon Housman, and will be financed exclusively by America Movil, a Latin American wireless company owned by Slim. It will serve as a way for Slim to break into the Mexican pay-TV market, which government officials have so far prevented him from doing. (Read more Larry King stories.)

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