October 13, 2008

"Laughing for Laci"

Posted: 04:41 PM ET

This weekend Larry hosted the first annual “Laughing For Laci" fundraiser for The Laci & Conner Fund in Modesto, CA.

Larry with Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochire from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Founded by Laci Peterson’s mother, Sharon Rocha, The Laci & Conner SAR Fund awards grants to search and rescue organizations across the country that pay for everything from GPS equipment to radios, computers and diving gear. The organization has raised almost $200,000 and given money to 37 organizations in 10 different states.

The event featured performances from comedians such as Wendy Liebman, Jeff Caldwell and Colin & Brad from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Laci's family says that she loved comedy, and felt it would be fitting to honor her with a comedy show.

Sharon was a frequent guest on our show throughout the search for her daughter, as well as the trial and conviction of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson.

For more information about The Laci & Conner SAR Fund visit

Filed under: Laci Peterson • Larry King • Sharon Rocha

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william   October 13th, 2008 9:08 pm ET

you know i was wondering the people who are putting obama down as a muslum at mccains speeches here latley is this suppose to be his comback ,the people thats been saying the stuff like the women that said he was muslum sounded like she was trying to remember what to say and then mccain comes to the rescue to make himself look like a good guy defending obama....yea when has he ever done that???I would think the mccain party is trying to redeem themselves by setting someone to say negative things and him defend!!!!HEADLINES HAS BEEN TOO MUCH FOR HIM too much negativety his way...NEW PLAN NOW!!!Its all about the plan seems like, not us!!!

william   October 13th, 2008 9:11 pm ET

larry why does mccain defend obama now when he should think of all the ads and stuff he's said about him that might have led up to all this!!!or he set all of it up to make himself look like a goodguy for votes???

william   October 13th, 2008 9:14 pm ET

LARRY YOUR THE BEST!!!!when is mccain going to quit acting like a cry baby and look toward winning(ha) instead of insulting all the time,

william   October 13th, 2008 9:16 pm ET

you know Mr.Larry man....if this presidential race was about insulting i believe mccain would've been the winner a long time ago!!!

william   October 13th, 2008 9:17 pm ET

is mccain the person who we want as president???????the people better think VERY HARD!!!

regi   October 13th, 2008 9:18 pm ET

I am so angry with McCain, he has now left me with no choice since his pick of Palin. I am offended that he would reach into the bin of bright qualified women who could run circles around her and he goes and picks her for his running mate. Now it seems she has been found guilty of abusing her powers. My McCain is no longer my McCain, I am hurt, he has changed. For crying out loud he could have picked Condoleeza! I am not voting, I give up!

william   October 13th, 2008 9:18 pm ET

one more thing larry your the BEST!!!!!

Mukmuk   October 13th, 2008 9:49 pm ET

In the recent couple of months we have seen McCain only responding to Obama's campains. It seems that Obama makes a leading move and McCain follows. We thought McCain was more experienced and was supposed to lead. Second, does McCain or any other leader claim that they are more experienced than others in handling such Tsunami like situation America is facing?

Enrique   October 13th, 2008 9:52 pm ET

LARRY: I want to thank you for taking a stand and checking the orchestrated and packaged statements from the Republican Marketing Machine. I believe that Virginia, the first state to elect an African American for governor, and the state in the union with the best Bond rating will become the crucial state the will put Obama and Biden in the White House. America can’t afford to put its future in the hands of an ERRATIC candidate that clearly cannot produce his own strategies to solve the economic issues that are plaguing us. I have a question: If McCain can’t lead and control his own campaign, how is he going to control the Republican cronies that have led the fight for deregulation? If we want to have a conversation about trust, Americans really need to ask themselves if they can trust a candidate who is willing to put the future of The United States of America and its citizens in the hands of an in-experienced former governor, who would be severely lost if called to be President. That is NOT putting Country First, that’s putting the McCain campaign first. Voters for McCain have no shame. Why can’t they see that they have done enough damage when they elected Bush.

ginger   October 13th, 2008 10:05 pm ET

please expose to the fullest what acorn is,,,,,,obama paid $800000,,,,for these agencies to harrass democrats into registering to vote,,,,,,there was a dead person , a cat ,,,,,,no election until all this fraud has been exposed,,,,,,help help help ,,,,,,ginger

joe blo   October 13th, 2008 10:15 pm ET

Has anyone said anything about the Obama's Knowledge of Ayres past reputation while choosing to hang with him? Forget the fact about this 8 year old crap.

Tope Ojetunde (Brooklyn, NY)   October 13th, 2008 10:42 pm ET


Curtis TN   October 14th, 2008 12:34 am ET

Considering how amazing, historical, and entertaining this campaign season has been, what is more amazing to me is just how gullable so many American voters really are. So many take the garage that are spoon fed to them and ask for seconds. No questions are asked. No analysis is done. No logic is applied. Especially Republicans.

I must give the Republican party its due, however. They have had some of the greatest coups in political history. They have woed flocks of voters to their stables on single issues alone. Abortion, religion, less government, and most of all FEAR.

Religion is the biggest coup of all. Without it, the South is Democratic. If logic were applied by Southern voters over the years, the Republican platform on economics alone would make them realize that their individual economic status alone does not suit Republican thinking. The South is littered with states that are bringing up the rear in income parity and education, yet Southern whites have flocked to this party based on religion and abortion.

Why do I say this has no illogical? Abortion. I'm against it. However, constitutional logic says that no matter what is promised by politicians, it will never be overturned. Religion. I believe in God! Are you people nuts to believe that religion will ever become a central pillar of this government? Do you really want it to be? Do you know nothing of world history or that of your own country? Where is your logic? You want less government, yet you want to government to extend your religious arm where it is not wanted. World history is littered with empires there are only writings in books because religion was a central pillar of their government. The writings of Christianity show the dangers of government and religion being bedfellows....remember the events leading to Christ's death? Remember how many wars have been fought with religion being a central theme. Forget history. Look to current world events to witness the role of organized religion in today's turmoil. Our founding fathers did not forget their history lessons. During the debates in formulating our constitution, religion's role was the most argued topic of any, including slavery, state vs. federal sovergnity, etc. These wise men were smart enough to ensure that government stayed in state and federal houses and religion stayed in churchs and the home. If it is okay with you Republicans, I want my government to govern and my pastor and prayers to lead me along my path to salvation.

Here's some history for Republicans, since race is an issue this time around. Contrary to what some may believe, Blacks had the right to vote well before the Civil Rights Act. In fact, until 1928 most Blacks were Republicans. Remember that your party his the party of Lincoln? Remember that he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation? What happened in 1928? Goggle 'The Great Flood of 1928' (Greenwood, MS). During this year, the Mississippi River flood vast areas of Mississippi over an extended period of time, so bad that Mississippi had to ask for Federal assistance (which was vastly different than it is today). Authorities began evacuating residents enmasse and providing temporary shelter and substance. However, the son of a prominent Southern Senator, with prodding from weathy plantation owner, lobbied, and eventually blackmailed, his father, so that Blacks were not evacuated. Instead, they were left on levees and high ground surrounded by water, most without shelter. Additionally, when Federal aide arrived, it was freely dispersed to white residents. Blacks, however, were forced to "purchase" this free aide, most on credit (future crop shares). Because of the duration of this flood, this "credit" meant that these free sharecroppers would be relegated to endentured servants once again, since it would take them years to pay off this inflated "credit". Plantation owners had feared that since the flood was so massive, that Blacks would leave the area to find substance, thus ruining their plantations. This prominent South Senator was a Republican. After this flood, the great exodus of Blacks to the Democratic Party began, never to reverse itself.

Now, a historical economic lesson. I am one of six siblings, second oldest. In 1980, a B movie actor became president. Since then, he has been hailed as the greatest Republican president of the modern era. Mr. Ronald Reagan. Immediately, during his first year, Reagan ushered in "Trickle Down Economics". Give all the economic breaks to big business and the wealthy and prosperity would trickle to the masses. Well my deceased father is still waiting for his 2 pence. During this first year 1.8 million lower and middle income college students lost their grants in aid. In the fall of 1981, my single parent father (Mother passed away) who made less than $50K a year had four of his six kids in college. Of these four, only the senior kept her grant. My father was forced to hock his life for the rest of us. He died being indepted to college loans, never to retire. Ironically, it was his job that he couldn't retire from that killed him. He got six kids threw college, inspite of the Great Republican Savior.

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