May 28, 2010
Posted: 10:14 AM ET
May 27, 2010
Posted: 07:49 PM ET
President Obama defends himself and his administration in the wake of what’s become the worst oil spill in U.S. history!
He said “I take responsibility” and tells his critics that he’s “fully engaged” in the response effort.
But is enough being done?
We’ll have the very latest on the spill and the status of the “top kill” effort to stop it.
Plus – legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens joins us tonight to rate the president’s response to this unprecedented disaster.
We want to hear from you:
Sound off below!
May 26, 2010
Posted: 08:05 PM ET
Meet the BIGGEST LOSER!
He’s half the man he was – after losing 264 pounds and 50% of his body weight!
Michael Ventrella is here to tell us why he did it. Plus the competitors who found love while shedding pounds…and she was once the heaviest female contestant in the show’s history – but look at her now!
A desperate attempt to stop the oil leak in the Gulf. BP begins it’s “top kill” – but will it work? The latest on the spill tonight…
And we want to know –
WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE BIGGEST LOSERS?
Sound off below!
Posted: 07:00 PM ET
Captain Keith Colburn is best know as captain of the Wizard on the Discovery Channel's hugely successful series, "Deadliest Catch." He's been a commercial fisherman for 25 years, and he's even participated in an oil spill cleanup in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Colburn also testified before Congress against off-shore drilling in Bristol Bay. Captain Keith spoke with the LKL Blog and gave a unique, fisherman's perspective on the oil spill.
Colburn: Being an Alaska fisherman, there is grave concern about what is exactly going to happen to the food chain in the Gulf. The fish inside the Gulf, and also a lot of the predator fish outside, are all going to be impacted dramatically. Especially the oil down in the water column, down in the bottom where these species live. As a fisherman it's pretty dramatic, and it could have widespread implications.
When the Exxon Valdez hit the rocks in Prince William Sound, the biggest thing that impacted us in the Bearing Sea, and there wasn't a drop of oil in the Bearing Sea, was the public perception of anything Alaskan that was seafood. That dramatically impacted our pricing, and impacted all fisherman in the state of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The perception from the public was that all seafood coming out of Alaska was tainted, which was not the case.
Unfortunately, what I think we're starting to see now is consumers are concerned that anything coming out of the Gulf States is tainted seafood products. So it's unfairly hurting these fisherman in advance of their fishing grounds being tainted by oil. That could have lasting effects on the shellfish and the fishing industry throughout the US.
As an Alaska fisherman, I'm not concerned about my resource because it won't be impacted environmentally, but, especially the fisherman down there in the gulf - Florida, Texas, Mississippi - they're all going to be impacted because of the consumer misconception that it's all tainted seafood. Hopefully by the end of the day there will still be fishing grounds that will be open, productive, and able to sustain at least some of the resource that has been harvested previously, but we'll have to wait and see.
LKL Blog: Do we know yet how much the overall catch will be affected?
Colburn: My concern is some of the Gulf fisherman I've talked to think this may affect them one, two, three years. They need to realize that this could dramatically impact and affect their way of life permanently.
Posted: 02:38 PM ET
May 25, 2010
Posted: 08:02 PM ET
Philippe Cousteau takes us under oil-slicked waters to see what's really happening in the Gulf. He'll share his shocking footage with you. BP is preparing another attempt at stopping the flow of oil. The question is: What if the “Top Kill” technique doesn’t work?
The White House says this is the worst spill in U.S. History. Is this environmental disaster becoming an even bigger political and economic disaster?
Actor Ted Danson, member of the board of the environmental organization Oceana, and Captain Keith Colburn from "Deadliest Catch" are among our guests.
We want to hear from YOU! Answer tonight’s question:
Is President Obama doing enough to stop the oil leak?
May 21, 2010
Posted: 01:45 PM ET
Go Behind The Scenes
LARRY KING LIVE'S Emmy-winning Senior Executive Producer Wendy Walker knows what it takes to make a great story.
With anecdotes, provocative emails, scandals, show transcripts and insights into Walker's long working relationship with Larry King, her new book PRODUCER issues readers an invitation to listen in on the most intriguing conversations on the planet.