CNN’s Gupta: ‘I Wish We Did’ Hire Larry King Back

by Andrew Johnson

Piers Morgan better watch out: CNN’s medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta would like to see Morgan’s predecessor back on the network.

On the Late Late Show last night, host Craig Ferguson jokingly asked Gupta if CNN had hired Larry King back yet. “No, but I wish we did,” Gupta answered. “He’s terrific.”

Earlier this year, King criticized Morgan for the direction he has taken the show. “The show is a lot about him as much as the guests,” King said. “I used to make the guests the star of the show. . . . He’s so different from me, it’s very hard to compare styles I think.”

King joined the Russia Today network last week and will air his own show starting in July.