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January 9, 2009

Friday's "Larry King Live"

Posted: 07:41 PM ET

John Travolta's famous friends grieve with actor and his family.  See what Tom Cruise and others and saying about the death of young Jett.  Plus! John talks about love, loss and family in an encore of Larry's last interview with the star.jett-john2

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joanne from Sudbury ontario canada   January 9th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

You can tell by the way John and Jett are looking @ each other just how much love and understanding they have for each other. The love a special needs child gives to a parent is like no other. Special needs children love with every fibre of their being because that is how they communicate with you. I know because I have a special needs daughter and no matter how much pain she is in on certain days she always awakes with a huge smile for me and a wave and her first words are hi mom. They ask for nothing except for love and understanding. We almost lost our daughter in Oct of 08, but we were fortunate she pulled thru. I know the pain that the Travolta's are experiencing now and it is deep very deep. So please give them the time they need to grieve and heal, I know their will always be a deep imprint in their hearts where Jett touched them always, so I will say that no matter how things look and feel right now Please John and Kelly know that If nothing else matters just know John and Kelly that you mattered most in the life of your "Special Needs Child" 🙂


jrqqqq   January 9th, 2009 8:26 pm ET

I wish there was a way to let the Travolta's know we (strangers) have them in our prayers. So sad, an the media will not leave them alone.


Denise from Asheville   January 9th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

It is a shame that, in this celebrity crazed culture of ours, "we" feel "we" have the right to know every detail, privacy be damned. I feel so sad that the Travolta family 's care for their son has been questioned, without any apparent cause to do so, during this time of grief. My condolences and prayers go out to them.


Bill   January 9th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

CNN can't even conduct a poll. You left out one of his best movies, "Grease". Also the movie was not called Stayin Alive, the title was "Saturday Night Fever"


Judith   January 9th, 2009 8:37 pm ET

Words are hard to express how sad we are for Kelly and John.


Linda   January 9th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Enough already Larry,
Didn't you go over this a few days ago. Can't the family have any peace, you can't tell me you can find something or someone else to do the show. Do people really want to carry this out day after day after day?


rich   January 9th, 2009 9:08 pm ET

i feel for the travoltas loss,but please many children die tragically daily and don't get a week long television coverage.many children die more painfully and because the travoltas are famous they get this barrage of media coverage.they will cope as all families do regarding loss,day by day.


Janice Carter   January 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I know this will probably fall on deaf ears. I just want to say my heart goes out to John Travolta but i do feel sorry for his wife. She is his mother and I'm sure loved him equally and yet noone seems to mention her.


Ronn   January 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I have been a big fan of John Travolta since Welcome Back Kotter.
I have 2 kids of my own (21 & 19) and I cannot fathom losing one of my kids. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Travolta family..God Bless.


jd   January 9th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

I am so disappointed to turn on CNN and see Larry King talking about the death of John Travolta's son yet another night. You always hear "reputable" journalists speak about the reluctance to keep stories "going" and justify their reporting as journalism yet they allow it to continue with their reporting. The fact is, John Travolta and Kelly Preston lost their child over a week ago so why does CNN find it necessary, a week later, to prolong the tragedy by continuing to report on a very difficult and private matter.

This type of reporting is way beneath the standard I have come to expect from CNN and if i wanted to continue hearing about the death of Jett Travolta I'd turn on Extra, Inside Edition or Entertainment Tonight.


PEG   January 9th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE TRAVOLTA FAMILY AND THE PRESS SHOULD LEAVE THEM ALONE. HOW WOULD THEY LIKE IT IF THE SHOE WAS ON THE OTHER FOOT! ALSO JOHN TRAVOLTA WAS IT STAYIN ALIVE HE WAS A DANCER AND HE STRUTED HIS STUFF AT THE END OF THE MOVIE, ALSO IN SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 2 DIFFENENT MOVIES. FINOA HUGES WAS THE ACTRESS IN THE STAYIN ALIVE MOVIE.


Simone   January 9th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Please, please Larry! Enough already! Your ticker says Travoltas try to move on.... well LET THEM! and no more clips of that Tom Cruise crap.. he sounded like he was practicing for a new role..what a dud...
Sooo many things going on in this world and you're still on this....


Elizabeth Robertson   January 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

I am a mother of four and grandmother of six. My heart breaks for the Travolta family. Jett was an angel on earth who is now their angel in heaven. I have never seen such love between a father and son as is evident in those shown between John and Jett.


BillieJo   January 9th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

Jjdge not, lest ye be judged. Not because I am from the area but because I too have suffered and understand loss. Now is the time to give them Peace, not judge, question, wonder or comment on what or how they may be feeling. Anyone with common sense knows they feel lost and miserable. We can help to give them the much needed Peace buy leaving them alone and keeping them in our prayers. Thank you and May God Bless Jett's beautiful soul.


Cecilia   January 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I have alot to say but it will have to tell you later.
But the reason I am let you how I feel about the Travoltas Family Tragedy. I realize there alot of questions and I feel that all the talking is ok but enough is enough, we are doing should let the family alone and let them greive. And as a parent i know that they will talk when there are ready. My heart goes out to the Family, at there time of loss. I will pray for them.
Cecilia


Mark Cabian   January 9th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

I am saddened by the loss of the Travolta's.

However, I must mention it is completely irresponsible of Larry to put entertainment journalists on to discuss Scientology. These are not investigative journalists, these are people that simply repeat what a PR person said.

At no point in any of his PR this week did Scientologist Spokesperson Tommy Davis say autism was not a psychiatric disorder as one of your panelists says. The Church of Scientology in fact doesn't believe autism exists. That is why the Travoltas refuse to acknowledge Jett's autism (which Joey Travolta sats) and insist on Kawasaki's (which CNN's own Dr. Sanja Gupta has difficulty believing).


Janis Verderose   January 9th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I lost my beloved son Daniel 11 months ago. My husband and I have suffered something that is unimaginable. I can only say that John and Kelly have our prayers and understanding. Losing a child has no equal in the world of pain. The death of a child is something you go through but you do not get over.

Jan V


Lynne in Bloomington   January 9th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

1. Why is it so often said "John Travolta's son" but no so often do you hear about Kelly? That is so unbalanced, this is the parents shared tragedy.

2. Will the Travoltas be in Hollywood less now or will they throw themselves into their work.

3. Will they be advocates for treatment and issues of children with seizures?

My heart goes out to them.


rich   January 9th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

why does larry king make this about the father?its a childs death,not a reflection on travoltas career


Diane E. Della Serra   January 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

The headline "Travoltas trying to move on" is clear evidence that folks at CNN have not dealt with the loss of a child. Parents and siblings do not move on. They simply learn to live with their loss.


Flynn   January 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

You always saw pictures and events with their little girl but never Jett until his death. You can tell Jett was an autism child, but they never acknowledged this. I heard Jett could not even talk. This really doesn't matter though because my heart goes out to anyone that loses a child. I can't imagine the grief they are going through. They are in my thoughts and prayers. John seems like such a gentle, warm person. I don't go along with the Scientology religion, but at least John doesn't throw it in anyone's face like Tom Cruz does.


Regina   January 9th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Thoughts and prayers for John and his family. The good die young – that child went straight up, no doubt.....we need to give his family peace and privacy as they work through their grief.


Hendrik Jan van Brandwijk   January 9th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Good evening, Saw Larry King Live – John Travolta.

Sorry to say, but I lost my daughter, problems with her heart, probelms with het stomach. We had to say good bye to her. ~We miss her EVERY DAY.
I am also in fil business, I have also dark eyes, I have also hair on my head,
oh.... I have no airplane and a runway near my small house and so much money...
Why is my sadness not on television, my tragic, my losing my child?
I have to searh a way to go on....

Why is there a difference.........

Hendrik Jan van Brandwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Janice   January 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

My prayers go out to the Travoltas because I know first hand what they are going through. I have a 34-year old son who is mentally impaired due to a history of seizures. And...my sister lost her only child at age 26-cause of death, seizure disorder. Like Jett, my nephew was on seizure medication (Dilantin) and it lost it's effectiveness and then it caused painful side affects, i.e. it caused the skin to grow over his teeth so he could not eat. He was autistic and we all loved him dearly but we believe that God has a plan for all of us. I am thankful that my son is doing as well as he can, although he is brain damaged, and can't believe that Social Security has turned him down for disability benefits. It is so sad.


Kelli from Tampa   January 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

My heart is heavy for them...I hope they contact Compassionate Friends,it is a wonderful organization. We love you John and Kelly.


Ellie Bleakney   January 9th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I know what the Travolta family are going through as we too have just lost a beautiful daughter to ovarian cancer. Our daughter was older than their son but the loss is just as tragic as a celebrities.
Why such a big fuss because they are celebrities.


emaclane   January 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Please don’t cry when you remember me.
Tears blur reality.
Besides, I promise you I’m swimming, with the fishies, in the sea!
I never was religious, but I love life’s mystery
Life is never long enough, but it’s the sweetest tragedy.
And we are lucky, please don’t forget, we’re blessed with memories.
And don’t be trapped by your money
Because, value, memories, are free.
They may not ever seem enough... but in color we can see.
They stand above the wind and whispers, hidden in the trees
Life is never long enough, but it’s life, so se la vie!
Life is never long enough... but it’s the sweetest tragedy.

I hope Jeff would share my view on life... young people don't think about what they'd like their funeral to be like... so this is dedicated to 'the good who die young', on his behalf.


Judele Francis   January 9th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I just want to share my heart felt condolence to the Travolta family in there time of pain.


isa traverso   January 9th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I had the opportunity of interviewing John Travolta about 7 years ago in Miami, it was a brief 5 minute one-on-one moment that I can't forget, not because he is a celebrity, but because he had a huge positive impact in me. He was attentive, kind, genuine and eloquent...and now, I share his pain and would like him to know, that although it hurts like nothing has hurt before, this too shall pass. I admire him and wish him strength and faith.


emaclane   January 9th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Jett... my apologies.


Hendrik Jan van Brandwijk   January 9th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

So sorry for the mistakes in your language...saw it too late: wanted to send it TOO fast before the end of the show...

And of course....: SO very awfull for the Travolta family.... Loosing a child is unnatural. Let's think of the problems in Ghaza right now....


Renetta Kunnath   January 9th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I flipped to CNN to see who Mr. King had on his show. I was saddened to see another hour about the Travolta tragedy. Please, let the family mourn for their son in private. It is not our business. You are turning the show into tabloid tv. I could only watch for 5 minutes.


Kelli from Tampa   January 9th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

To all that have lost a child, I cannot even imagine the pain you feel. I can only imagine how I would feel to lose my son. Much love and support goes out to each and every one of you.


kathryn ayres   January 9th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Please explain the following...if Jett Travolta had nurses/caretakers with him all the time, how in the world could he have been in the bathroom for literally hours before being found?


DR MARY E ROSS   January 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Larry, I have just a thought on John and Kelly's beautiful boy, Jett. The picture you have on the website is the one that strikes me the most. I feel that Jett was an angel. John knew this because you can see it in his eyes when he looks in that child's eyes. I can see it, anyone who is the slighest bit spiritual can see it. He will see that boy again, I feel his spirit has not left this earth. It will stay right at his father's side until John needs him again. I am so proud of you both. Your actions since his death shows what great parents you were, as if we did not know? Kelly, you and John come home to us here in Maine. We will protect and love you all.


Linda Miller   January 9th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I hope you will share this with John, Kelly and Ella. I am so very sorry for the loss of Jett, your beautiful child. I lost my precious oldest angel daughter as a child and it was and is the most tragic event of my life. I know that you feel that you will never recover from this but believe me, as time goes by, the pain will lessen and you will eventually even be able to laugh again. Right now, you will cry until you think there are no more tears left but you will get better and you know Jett would want you to laugh again and remember all the wonderful things about him..his beautiful face, his smile, his touch, the way he smelled. Time is a great healer and I know that as a close loving family you will come together and hold each other close. Jett will be in your heart and your spirit forever. I pray that God bless you. Give Ella a little hug for me. Bless her little heart. I am sure this is so painful for her.


donna newcomb   January 9th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Larry, im a mother of a autistic bipolar boy who is 15 years old, im very sorry for the travoltas tragedy, but by seeing jets pictures, ive seen the glare and the blank stares it is very similar to what my son has been diagnosied with, i hope that if the travoltas come out with the fact (if so) that he has aspbergers or some form of autisum that it would help other children with this terrible disability thanks donna


Sandy   January 9th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I'm a big fan of John Travolta, seen all of his movies, my favorite is Urban Cowboy. Thank you for the John Travolta special tonite. It's such a tradgedy that John and Kelly lost their beloved son, Jett and Ella Blue lost her brother. My heart aches for them. I hope they can stay strong and cherish the special times that they had with Jett. John and Kelly are wonderful people. May God be with them.

Sandra D.


stephanie loveless   January 9th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Oh, Jon Travolta I have been such a fan of yours since I was a child I can't begin to imagine what it's like to lose a child but I can tell you that the lord needed him. The world hurts and mourns with you and your family in this time of need. Please know that you are loved, Jett was loved and will always be. You have held a special place in my heart since childhood, and now you and your family will hold my heart in the future and on to eternity where we all will be together again one day. God Bless You! I love you dearly.


Amethyst   January 9th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I turned on the tv tonite, eager to see what/who Larry had on his show.
I was annoyed that he is still going around and around in circles about the travolta situation. I switched channels immediately.

Why is it that celebrities (and the media) think that they are the only ones who experience loss/grief, etc?!

What about all the people who aren't celebrities going thru difficult situations, why aren't they on tv?

And while we're at it.....how about having people on Larry's show like this: yes ordinary, yet extraordinary non-celebrity people who have overcome huge challenges, and are now offering hope to others!
Let's have more of this kind of thing, Larry, I get fed up with all the celebrity stuff. I really could care less about what celebrity is getting married, having a baby, blah, blah, blah.

Let's get real Larry.

Thanks.

Amethyst.


Tina Kirchner   January 9th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I think it is very sad for the loss of Jett John Travolta's son especially around the holidays. I myself have lost a young relative at the holidays as well as many others have. It may be helpful to have some advisors/counslers giving advice on dealing with the loss of a child or young relative. This would be a very positive way to help those experiencing the same emptinessthe Travolta's are now enduring.


tina   January 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

OK Larry, if I was under a rock somewhere this week by tonights show I would have thought this was a goodbye/ tribute to John Travolta and watching it now, I have to remind myself that HE is still alive. He is my FAVORITE of ALL time actor and I just simply love and admire him and his love for life and family. My heart aches for him and his family at this difficult time. Now, maybe the media will back off and let him and his family grieve in peace. JT will address the media in his own time at his own pace.


Sandie   January 9th, 2009 9:49 pm ET

As an Ocala, Fl. native I'm glad the family feels they can get the privacy they need at this time in Ocala without being confronted by the press. It's just a shame they (the press) wants to worry about who was there and who wasn't (It doesn't matter who was or who wasn't IT WASN'T A PARTY!!!) everyone was there one way or another. They are in everyone's heart's and pray's. It is just very sad.

Sandie


Karen   January 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

My heart is broken for the Travolta's. My love and prayers go out to them. I have a 16 year old son and I could not even imagine what they are going through. I hope they know there are a world of people praying for them. I believe John and Kelly are two of the most loving people. I wish I could help them in someway. I know through all of their ways of giving to all of us, (movies, laughter, sitcoms)its ashame we can't show it back in someway. All I know is to tell them I love them and I will keep them in my prayers.


Judy Grablewski   January 9th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

My thoughts and love to John Travolta and his family. I've lost both my daughters, one to a drunken driver and the other to cancer. I believe that God will some day give me answers as to why he wanted them in His home instead of mine. Please believe that no, you will not 'move on' but will 'walk with them wherever they are' and your son will be there waiting to welcome you whenever your time comes to join "God's Home".

God bless your family


Entertainment West   January 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Larry,

Thanks for your fine production about John Travolta, Jett, and his family. My company was hired by John as a Party Planner during Jett's 2nd Birthday. John and his entire family were the most wonderful down-to-earth people anyone woud ever meet. Reading the various blogs about how wonderful a role model his entire family is, and John as the best a father could be, is simply heart warming!

John took his time and showed me his cars, his house, offered me tea. Wow! It was so funny that he and his family were claiming that John was going to be making a great "come-back'! They knew that Pulp Fiction was going to be a hit before it hit the theaters!

Life is short, and stars like John and Kelly are the role models for all generations of how to remain humble and keep it real. Jett was a beautiful boy and he was as loved as any kid could ever be. My Deepest Condolences!


Lynne in Bloomington   January 9th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I have to ask this. How much money does a person need? I wonder would it take two nannies if a person made a blockbuster movie then took time off till the kids were grown? How much money does a person need and how much is the money worth in a tragedy like this. Is there any regret? I am a parent and think that one of the hardest things would be re-examining priorities. When the seizures were happening and Jett's dad was making a movie – would Jeff have felt comfort in his dad being there? I think so.

The most important things in life cannot be purchased with money.


James   January 9th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Larry:

Please let the Travolta family know of our sadness of the news of Jetts death. Let them know of our thoughts and prayers for them. There are many ways to gain comfort to sorrows in life. Weather or not they realize it but our Heavenly Father knows of their sorrow and can and will comfort them in this time of need. Please forward to the family.
Thank you.


Jeaneen Cloutier   January 9th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Was sorry to hear of your loss, but with family and friends and people who love and care for you this will be your biggest life support and life line.
I never lost a child, but my dad died from cancer and a brain tumor. He lived until he was 86, and would have celebrated his 60th anniversay with my mom, but never made it. I think of him everyday, and wish that he was still here with us, but I know that is not possible, so I talk to him, and you might think that is strange, but it's how you want to communicate and that is how I handle it, but love and prayer will help. My best to you and your family, and keep your head held high because Jett's all around and watching you and yours. He'll always be around and helping. God Bless

jeaneen


Lynne in Bloomington   January 9th, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Hendrik Jan van Brandwijk, my heart goes out to you in your terrible loss.

I lost my father who I was very, very close to suddenly one day. That morning I said "love you Dad" that night I got a call that he was gone.

I have struggled with the loss every day. People say that he's in a better place. I know that he is. But he is not there when I call, he's not there for a hug, he's not there to see his precious grandkids grow up. He's not there with his wife of over 50 years. I have learned that loss isn't something that comes like a storm – it's here and it's gone. A loss of someone so dearly loved is there every day. Not another day seems as bright without them.

I understand your pain – but we must go ahead carrying our loss with us.

Carry your loss and I'll carry mine. Let's wish each other the very best. We must continue through – it is the inherent challenge of life.


Liz   January 9th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Wathching the interview w/John Travolta just makes me like him more. No matter what their religious beliefs are,or if he and his wife Kelly protected their son from the public ,is no ones business.My heart goes out to them .


Tami Pellizzari   January 9th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

My sympathy to the Travolta Family. The press should let them mourn the loss of their son in private. My son was diagnosed with leukemia at age five and a seizure disorder in his teens. Their loss is my biggest fear. My son is now 17. My family is Catholic. Their religion did not cause their sons illness or his death. Their privacy should be respected.


Carole Gilmour   January 9th, 2009 10:16 pm ET

My heart has been saddened by the death of Kelly Preston and John Travolta's son, Jett. I too am a bereaved parent who lost my 5 and a half year old son from a seizure disorder. My son's seizures were "intractible" – that is, never controlled by medical treatments – and "idiopathic" – meaning we never knew why he started having them from the age of 5 months old to his untimely death.

My request to the Larry King show team is that they use this time to educate the public as to the facts of epilepsy, a medical condition (not disease) which is more currently referred to as a "seizure disorder". Build a panel of epilpesy experts and patients – perhaps board members from the Epilepsy Foundation of America; renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson; and perhaps film actor Danny Glover, who (years ago) disclosed that he has epilepsy. When you know the facts about seizure disorders, it is clear that Scientology has no relevance to this tragedy. And personally, I would like to see less celebrity panelists reporting on unsubstantiated rumors related to this poor boy's death while his family grieves.

Sadly for the Preston-Travolta family, they have not been able to mourn in private as the facts of their son's death have been made public. I'd like to think this time could be used by your show honoring their son's life by educating your viewers as to the medical facts of why this could have happened. Perhaps then your continued coverage can be seen as constructive and informational, rather than insensitive and sensational.


eh   January 9th, 2009 10:17 pm ET

I was in 8th grade when Grease came out. My friends and I saw it probably 10 times in the movies.

What I will always think about John Travolta was my Aunt and her family were here for a golf tournament from Ireland. They stayed at a very nice hotel in Santa Monica. They were with a group of people from Ireland in the tournament and were told that they would meet some sort of celebrity. Well the night of the dinner it was John Travolta who showed up. My aunt could not believe it -he was so nice and very personable. He took pictures with them and was very nice to everyone.

The one thing she remembers and talks about most is that picture of him and her she has framed and hanging in her house in Ireland.

It really shows how nice and giving he really is.

My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.


Catherine Hamilton   January 9th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Thank you Larry for repeating your interview with John Travolta....it was wonderful......I live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia and I was moved by the comments of your guests, felt very honoured to be listening and watching this tribute to John Travolta. It will stay with me for a long time....when I lived in Canada many years ago, I went to see the movie "Saturday Night Fever" and just loved it.....after watching your interview, I found this loveable man is still there and he will need all the love and support from his family, friends and fans.....one feels his loss and pain.........again, many thanks for sharing the interview ...it was a beautiful endearing insight into this beautiful person. Many thanks, stay safe always.....regards Catherine


Jan Perry from Pittsburgh   January 9th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

I have ALWAYS loved John Tavolta as an actor and more so as a person.He has always come across as down to earth, very polite and a man that anyone would be proud to have in their life..I watch all his movies when I can catch them..He is right up at the top with being a great person and performer just as Elvis.. My heart goes out to him and his family at this time of great loss..Let them mourne in private and move on with whatever life brings them..I have a feeling that John would be that respectful had it been someone else's child..It is a sad thing to lose a loved one , let alone a child..but as they say..he is in a better place and will be watching over his loved ones still here on earth..God Bless you John, Kelly and Ella..until you meet again.
You are in my toughts..


Kimberly   January 9th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Dear John, Kelly and Ella,

Sending you my heart felt love, for you in your very sad time... I wrote a short poem for you, to honor your darling boy, Jett.

one of the sacred lost

one of the sacred
lost, for a time
it seems forever

in a moment's trust,
when all that is,
becomes god to us

with love, to
the one who comes
again, while we are sleeping

Kimberly (BC Canada)

ps. Please try to get some rest, stay in the warmth of each others arms, and know that i am sending you as much love, as humanly possible.


Jo   January 9th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

our hearts are with you...


rc   January 9th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

There are not enough words of sympathy for the Travoltas but I hope eventually that the focus of this tragedy will be the treatment and awareness of special needs children, like Jett.
My sister Maria was born in the thirties with diabilities, I witnessed the most tragic treatment of a human life because of ignorance. I've dedicated my life to educating special needs children and became part of the change in the attitude and perception of special children. Fortunately, we've come a long way since the thirties. We've brought these special children into the mainstream and we recognize the worth of every child.
Our progress continues but we still have a long way to go. When an unexpected death occurs to a special needs child like Jett, a discussion needs to go on, not immediately but eventually, to prevent the death of another innocent child.
Many may not get my comments but some people like Jenny, Toni,
Sly and Geraldo, will get them.
My heart goes out to the Travoltas, especially to Ella Bleu.


Rachel   January 10th, 2009 12:06 am ET

Hello,
I just wanted to say I am very disappointed at how you will not let this story go. . It surprises me that such a great show like Larry King would engage in all the hype and perpetuate a story that must be extremely painful for their family. There is nothing else to say: his son has died and it was an awful tragedy. Please let the Travolta family grieve in peace and privacy
Thank you.


marie   January 10th, 2009 12:12 am ET

thank you larry,
my family and i watched your wonderful program tonight, and smiled and cried, while witnessing such true genuineness and love, in john travolta. he is obviously a beautiful person; the love he shows in those precious photos of jett, and with family, will stay with us forever.
my thoughts and love are with the travolta family.


David   January 10th, 2009 12:16 am ET

I think it is wrong for people to jump in and start blaming the family and their joice of religon, this is a terrible tragedy and I think the family should be given the proper consideration and grieving room for the loss of their son my heart goes out to them


Madeleine   January 10th, 2009 12:23 am ET

okay this is getting so boring. your two guests do not have alot of knowledge about the church of scientologists. these are two guests who are not well versed.

first off tom cruise was asked by barbara walters do scientologists go to doctors? what do you expect him to say he is an avowed member.

i am an atty and worked for several years on a court case that
\involved someone suing the church. i had to research and read voiumes of testimony about the church and interviewed many many
people. the truth is the church has controversy for a reason.

it does involve brain washing....the auditing is a form of brain washing.

i am sorry that the travoltas lost their son, no doubt we all feel sorry for the family. but lets stop pussing footing around.

later not now....it will come out....the boy jett did not have the care and diagnosis that was appropriate.

of course they loved their son, of course they belived they did the right thing.

why? because they are so deeply brain washed by the church they are convinnced that althoug they loved their son, they followed the tenets of the church.

this boy did not from all research have kawasaki disease and john saying he cleaned the carpets is john t. in denial.
he is classy he is a good man, but they as parents had they not been in the church they would have handled this child
differently..

they are now in grief but they are in denial about5 whether he had autism or epilepsy.

although they are not phych diseases, this family is in denial.

i think larry king is over kid gloving the whole thing.

and having that journalist on is a diservice to us as viewers.

we dont want to discuss dirt....but come on....this guy is waste of time.

he just wants to keep getting interviews from the travoltas and not tick them off. sorry.


John von Buren   January 10th, 2009 12:36 am ET

Disgusting. How shameful to see King interview people/guests talking about the Travolta's recent lose of son Jett Travolta. Disgusting to see clips of 'stars' outpouring of sorrow for Jett Travolta. Disgusting to hear how the Travolta's are 'A-List Stars'..To hear about the Travolta's house in Maine putting up 'tents' so the 'stars' have privacy.......Disgusting display of vacuous hollywood and Larry King Live emptiness and misplaced sentiment.......A boy has passed away. A boy who has never know starvation or hardship....A boy who has never lifted a finger to swat away the fallen dust upon his forehead.............Larry King LIve shame on you..........What about the children killed by the Israeli defense forces at the UN School? What about the unknow non-A-list children killed by the bombs and bullets of foreign invaders? Could you interview the parent's of those kids killed in war? Could you spend some time finding out what the 'stars' think of them? Does Tom Cruise have any 'tears' for the dead children of the Gaza Strip? Will Barbara Walters interview the parent's of these dead children? Do the 'stars' cry when Israeli bombs and bullets wipe out whole families? Will Larry King interview the survivors of the current and ongoing massacre of the Palestinians by the Israeli's?

Tonights broadcast concerning Jett Travolta's death and hollywood's reaction is a 'confident' vulgar display of arrogance and emptiness by the Larry King show. There is a reason so many the world over hate us. We show them time and time again why we just don't get it.....time and time again........


paul novak   January 10th, 2009 12:39 am ET

travolta family, linda gionet and myself paul novak mourn the loss of your son jett , you and your wife are truly remarkable parents. may he rest in peace.


Robin D'Annunzio   January 10th, 2009 12:42 am ET

We love John Travolta & Kelly Preston. They are truly the epitome of special people. Our hearts and prayers are with them. Tony, Pat and Robin


T Boren   January 10th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Leave the family alone! A death in any family is a very personal issue and shouldn't be advertised for comment. Please respect the family as if it were your own and act accordingly. They deserve thier privacy as does everyone.


Linda Yates   January 10th, 2009 12:50 am ET

Dear Larry.
I,too feel sorrow for the Travolta's
I also am very angry that this child was taken off of his anti-seizure
medication.The news said that the family took him off of his meds because of the side effects.
There are so many medication out there to treat seizures.
Why wasn't he prescribed a different drug ?
I have had epilepsy for 15 years now and it took several drugs to finally control the seizures.I might add that I have never had any side effects with any anti-seizure medications.
It breaks my heart to know that this young man had to go through having seizures when they could have been prevented.
I can't help but wonder if Scientology had anything to do with their decision in how to treat their son.


ed ,vancouver canada   January 10th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Regardless of stature or "freedom of religion" no one has the right to deny medical care to minors.The church is criminal in it's teachings.And jon van buren you are way off base comparing travolta with the gaza issue,the travolta family did not fire indiscriminate rockets hoping to kill whatever in it's path.The palestinians did.


ed ,vancouver canada   January 10th, 2009 1:02 am ET

The leader of the scientology church should end up like winston blackmore .Freedom of religion can not overshadow basic human rights, ending up in criminal charges,and in blackmore's case,arrested just like warren jeffs.


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