Saturday, April 16, 2005

Larry King's Greatest Question Ever

This is a couple of weeks old, but it just came to my attention. It may be the single greatest question asked of a guest by any host on any broadcast, ever.

On Tuesday night, March 29, 2005, Larry King's CNN show focused on the death of Johnnie Cochran Jr. Here's a segment from that broadcast, verbatim:

King: On the phone, Johnnie Cochran, uh, Junior. Are you there, Johnnie? Uh, Johnnie Cochran Senior, I'm sorry. Are you there?
Cochran: Yes, Johnnie Cochran Senior, yes!
King: So, you are what in relation to Johnnie Cochran Junior?
Cochran: Yes, I'm his father, thank you.

King has proudly and repeatedly said throughout his career that he does not prepare at all for his show -- but come on, Larry, this was the biggest no-brainer in the history of interviews.

In case you think I'm making this up, CNN.com has the complete transcript.