Hello, Chavez Ravine.
Larry King, the veteran TV host who was on CNN for 25 years, has joined the Dodgers' new 24/7 network, SportsNetLA, where he'll host an hour-long show titled "Larry King At Bat." King, 80, is a well-known Los Angeles Dodgers follower, and baseball fan in general.
Consider his addition another sign that SportsNetLA is going after star power. The network already landed Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra (both of whom previously worked for ESPN), Alanna Rizzo (ex of MLB Network) and recently retired Dodger Jerry Hairston Jr.
The network began broadcasting Tuesday, but King's show won't begin until March 18. He'll do a one-on-one with Hershiser in the first episode. In general, the hour-long show will include interviews with celebrities, Dodgers personalities and others from the baseball world. How about a sit down with Vin Scully? There'd be a lot of broadcasting history in that chat.
"I have been a Dodger fan all my life," King said in a press release. "I am happy to be a part of SportsNet LA, the new 24/7 Dodgers television network. With my love of sports and my interviewing skills, I think it will be a happy combo. I am looking forward to a great year!"
Here's a preview clip of what looks to be one of SportsNetLA's main original programs, "Backstage: Dodgers."
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