March 18, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

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Betty White! Her fans spoke in an online campaign...and "Saturday Night Live" heard them! Now she's hosting SNL. But first...she sits down with Larry.


Rep. Dennis Kucinich's first interview after announcing that he is changing his health care vote to yes.


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LacrosseMom   March 17th, 2010 7:15 pm ET

Ms. White, you are adorable! When I grow-old, I want to be like you!

Bless you!

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

David was abducted by space people and was told to change his stance .

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:03 pm ET

This bill dont have a chance .

T2M   March 17th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Kucinich get a ride in AF1 and changes his date!

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Its going to end up in the courts for the next three years .

Chaney. La.   March 17th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Thank you Bettye White for all the wonderful laughs you have given us over the are a treasure.

Scott Russell   March 17th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

I learned more about sex from Sue Ann Nivens that from my own parents! God bless you, Betty!

Carey   March 17th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Betty white is older than time itself, and will still outlive you!!!!

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

I love you Betty and all your little baby alligators .

Brian Shriver   March 17th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Betty, you are my golden girl. Thank you for being my friend

Jessica   March 17th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Betty White im 16 years old and you are my absolute favorite person in the world I LOVE YOU 🙂

Chaney. La.   March 17th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

michael arnstrong , you are wrong this bill will be passed.. Thank you Dennis Kucinich, just because you didnt get what you wanted, doesnt mean you have to waste the resources already spent....and act like a spoiled, spiteful, child[Rep] and kill the bill......

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Is there really a place called St. Ollif .

TJ   March 17th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I loved Ms. White as Sue Ann Nivens on MTM and as Carol Burnett's evil sister Ellen Harper on the Family skits on the Carol Burnett Show (another favorite). Look-up the skits on You Tube. She is such a versatile actress and is distinctive of each character. Go Betty!!!

Carey   March 17th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

What is Bettys favorite color?

Cookie   March 17th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Face lift or not I still love Betty White... she is wonderful!

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

I loved all of Betty Whites shows especially when she fed that cow to the gator .

Renita   March 17th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

What was the best show you ever did?

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Your still a golden girl Betty .

Ladywautausa   March 17th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Hi Betty White, We love you still on "The Golden Girls" and of course the Super Bowl commercial. I will definitely watch you on SNL. You are great.

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Thank you Larry having Betty on tonight was a real treat .

Sam   March 17th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Betty White you are epitome of a life being very well lived and a human treasure!

Aimee   March 17th, 2010 9:34 pm ET

God Love You!! I have my whole life!!

lez   March 17th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

how can u get in the movie business

Janice   March 17th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Betty you were my mother's favorite on Golden Girls. You made her laugh while suffering with Parkinson's Disease. She passed away 2 years ago and everytime I see you, you remind me of the great times you gave my mother. Thank You!

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Health care is going to get caught up in the courts when Nancy forces it threw .

Henya, Ca   March 17th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

We will get health care pass despite what Ben Stein thinks,

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Ben Stien needs to make some movies with Betty White .

Lilarose in Oregon   March 17th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Larry, if your three guests just now didn't see the president on Fox, then they aren't very well informed.

What gives them the right to have anything to say plus or minus about the president?

Why don't you take regular folks like me off the streets and interview us. We have more to say and are not politically inclined like these three.

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Ben Stien's cool .

Linda in Arizona   March 17th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I love Betty White. Thanks for having her on.

I can't believe Ben Stein resorted to such a high-school remark as he did about Congressman Kucinich. Stein is no one to say anyone in the world gives HIM the creeps. That was just extremely inappropriate and disrespectful. You can disagree with Kucinich's politics, but there is no need to attack him personally especially the way he did. I hope you get sued.

And I don't give a rat's patoot about Tiger Woods.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 17th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Its a surprise for Hunter to be described as a Cougar and will use her affair with Edwards to push a future career?

John Edwards was a very successful trial lawyer with medical malpractice suites wasn't he? Did Edwards really expect to get away with his affair with Hunter after putting to numerous huge Medical Corporations that certainly looked long and hard for anything to destroy John Edwards after losing their malpractice suites and ponying up hundreds of millions of dollars.

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

Obama is to damd stuburn.

Connie   March 17th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

The President would not answer questions that Bret Bair of Fox asked. You should watch the interview. He just tried to candy-coat his "plan" and totally avoided answering the questions, even after much redirection. Dennis Kucinich is such a disappointment – I am not surprised he changed his mind as well. I don't even know how he keeps getting re-elected.

A. Smith, Oregon   March 17th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Penn's right, time to declare Mission Accomplished and bring American troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and begin systematically closing as many foreign US military bases as possible. Pour those Trillions of taxpayer dollars into America's domestic needs.

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I dont consider teachers geting fired and laid off along with civil workers a recovery .

michael armstrong sr.   March 17th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Good night Larry .

A. Smith, Oregon   March 17th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

A letter I received today from the White House:

Good afternoon A. Smith,

9 - that's number of states and the District of Columbia where there is still no specific law that makes it illegal for insurers to reject applicants who are survivors of domestic violence by citing the history of domestic violence as a pre-existing condition.1

Unfortunately, the gender inequalities across our broken heath care system don't end there. In many states, insurance companies can still discriminate on the basis of gender - charging women higher premiums than men simply because of their gender or denying coverage because of so-called "pre-existing conditions" like being pregnant, experiencing a prior pregnancy complication, or having undergone a C-section. And health plans in the individual market often do not cover basic maternity care.

President Obama's proposal for health insurance reform would end the days of discrimination based on gender. Insurance companies would be banned from denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition and would have to cover preventative care like mammograms.

For America's women and families, the time is now for health insurance reform.

9 is the latest number in ‘Health Reform by the Numbers,' our campaign to raise awareness about why we just can't wait any longer for health insurance reform. Help spread the word by sharing this message with your family, friends and online networks.

Let's get it done.

Nancy-Ann DeParle
Director, White House Office of Health Reform

R JJ   March 17th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

who knew? TickleMeNancy knew they would push ‘something’ thru

well dennis needs to switch his vote again to NO because
we need to move on from this health care charade..
If we can’t provide a decent benefit for our people with
All this so called wealth, why bother with a fake bill !
Better off starting over.

Leona Henderson   March 17th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

When "The Golden Girls" finished their series, I felt like I had lost 3 dear friends. It will be great to have Betty back on the job. Welcome back!
I wrote a comment a minute ago and clicked on "back to Main" enstead of "submit comment" so If this is a duplicat, that's OK, ...OK?

Charles   March 17th, 2010 10:49 pm ET

You said that the interviewer from Fox interrupted the President a lot in his interview. Actually, President Obama dodged a lot of questions and he took forever to complete his answers. So as you can appreciate, the interviewer wanted to have a few of his questions answered before the interview was over. And in all due respect, you interrupt your guests quite often. One does have to be more respectful of the President, but the President needs to be respectful of the situation as well.

jack   March 18th, 2010 12:11 am ET

I Think Dennis Kucinich,is one of a small group in Congress that we can actually trust to do the most good he can for the average American. I hope he runs fror President again someday, and wins. I believe him when he says he would rather have a not so great bill they can work on than no bill. Thanks to the Repubs and the right wing sector of the Dems, this is about all they may be able to do , at this stage, to get their foot in the door.

penny   March 18th, 2010 12:12 am ET

I love to watch any character you play on any show, you are amaziing, and so very loved. Just curious, what was the most embarassing moment of your career ? Love from Georgia 🙂

jack   March 18th, 2010 12:16 am ET

Betty White is a fine example of a person who improves as she ages. Hope she has many more vibrant years. She is a great talent, and influence for us all.

Luis B Rosario   March 18th, 2010 12:19 am ET

Denn is Kucinich, D-Ohio finally came to terms with his conscience
and did what every Democratic leader in the White House should
do; vote Yes for the Health Reform Bill, stop backstabbing the
president and recognize the only truth-that Republicans in both
houses have voted No against the Health Care Reform Bill even
when the bill was ammended to accomodate their arrogance
It is very obvious that the Republican leadership in the White House
just want to embarass and humilate the president in any way
they see fit. They have no regard for the millions of Americans
affected by their recalcitrant behavior; they are brutal and they are
traitors to America's logo that they were elected "by the people,
for the people. They are a wild pack of wolves and hyenas who
have no heart , no allegiance and no country. They are vicious,
callous and cowards who have spent the most part of last
year and 3 months of this year just to level attack after attack
against the president with a relentless quest to disrupt and to
obstruct the legitimate right of the government to conduct
its business in an orderly and expeditious manner for the benefit
of the citizens of the United States of America.

jack   March 18th, 2010 12:29 am ET

@Luis B Rosario... Yes, and I think all the Republicans , to a person, and those right wing Democrats who put politics, and lobbying "influences" above the public interest, on a life and death issue, should be voted out of office. It is the least we can do for people that have betrayed us, and stuck us with a far worse bill than we might have had. I hope this is obvious now. The Republicans put the interests of the very wealthy over the rest of us.

Kiyoka Wells   March 18th, 2010 12:35 am ET

Kiyoka Wells I'm 24yrs old and have been a huge fan since golden girls. Your fans are getting younger and younger. What do you think is the key that seems to be drawing them in?

jack   March 18th, 2010 12:45 am ET

So Ben Stein puts so much importance in the way someone looks ,over substance? Dennis is a great man, and one of a select group worthy to be in Congress. Stein seems to think he is so funny, but he is a right wing pundit, who allows his bitterness to creep in and spoil his comic performance.

jack   March 18th, 2010 12:53 am ET

But, as right wing pundits go, I do prefer Ben Stein to many others. And am glad CNN has him on to fill the right wing post. He is intelligent, and gives thoughtful answers, whether we agree with him or not.

jack   March 18th, 2010 1:04 am ET

You can tell from the interview with President Obama, how fair and balanced fox is. They wouldn't hardly let him get a word in. I bet if it was someone who quit a govenorship mid term , they would have been falling all over themselves to be polite and ask comfortable questions.

Luis B Rosario   March 18th, 2010 1:17 am ET

Fox News has always been the two faced newscasters pandering
to the ultraconservative. They disrespect the president and allow
their guests to do likewise. President Obama should have done
like former President Bush used to do; deny the pundits the
chance to embarass him, even if they condemn him as lacking
transparency. They don't want to gather info.l for the common good-
they are looking for ways to humiliate the president of the USA.

Luis B Rosario   March 18th, 2010 1:28 am ET

@ Larry King
Re Ben Stein is looking for pretty faces to represent us in Govt.
We already had a good share of good looking people failing
us: Sen. Edwards, Gov. Sansford,, the Republican Whip from
Texas, Tom De Ley , former President G. W. Bush and Sarah
Palin, Gov. of Alaska. Now is the turn for ugly people to show
their true colors now. They cannot do any worse than the former.

jack   March 18th, 2010 1:35 am ET

@Luis B Rosario...Yes it is sad that they would try to simply bring the majority party down, rather than honestly work on a bill that would relieve suffering, save lives, and if done properly, save a load of money over what we spend on the present for profit system. But since the Repubs seem to prefer serving the interests of corporate "persons" over real people, they just stay on the same course of saying No. If they aren't going to put an honest effort into anything but helping the wealthiest fat cats, they are ill serving the other 97% of our population. If they want to keep playing that game, people will finally see through them and they will lose their seats. At least they should.

jack   March 18th, 2010 1:38 am ET

Ugly people have feelings too, Ben. Although Dennis is not ugly. Don't cast stones, if you may be living in glass house. You weren't in movies as a romantic lead, you know.

Katrina   March 18th, 2010 3:57 am ET

Ben Stein is a total hypocrite. He has some nerve showing his face on TV denouncing John Edwards. What a phony. What a liar.

Iyke   March 18th, 2010 5:34 am ET

u are beautiful babe hw old are u? and i will like to date u, i am 45

Theresa   March 18th, 2010 6:32 am ET

Mr. Stein needs to look in a mirror before he calls another person creepy. Betty White....what a talented,funny person. I loved The Mary Tyler Moore Show & The Golden Girls. I still think MTM was my favourite. Ms White seems like a down to earth person ,someone who you could go to coffee with! How fortunate she is have such longevity in a profession she still loves. I wonder what % of the population can say that.

Chuck   March 19th, 2010 5:58 pm ET

You are quite right. President Obama knew Bret Baier had been given only 15 minutes for the interview. He talked forever just to answer one question and then still waffled with no direct answer. I think he was rude to Bret. Bret was actually applauded by a very liberal journalist in Boston for being very prepared for the interview and asking questions the big 3 would never ask. They just slobber. I think it is sad when people are so far to the left, or the right in some situations, that they can never admit someone in their camp might be at fault about something.

Chuck   March 19th, 2010 5:59 pm ET

Ben Stein may be a lot of things, but liar he is not.

Donald L Allen   March 19th, 2010 6:02 pm ET

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Brenda   March 20th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Betty White is an amazing Actress. Ben Stein, People need to look at how they judge other people. AS for CNN, Fox or local Stations, the last Time I checked is still a free country to make your own choices. May not like some on CNN or Fox but I watch for the news story at hand.. @Donald I didn't understand your post.

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