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October 4, 2010

LKL Web Exclusive: Joni Tada's battle with breast cancer

Posted: 12:10 PM ET

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and to bring attention to this disease, here is a LKL web exclusive by Joni Eareckson Tada on her battle with breast cancer.

When most people learn I'm battling breast cancer, they can't hide their shock. "You?" they ask, "but you're already dealing with quadriplegia and chronic pain. How can you handle cancer?" The truth is, it's hard. But I do have some help...

Over the past couple years, my pain issues had pushed me into the Bible to better understand miraculous healing - why does God heal some people and not others? Does God still perform larger-than-life miracles such as Jesus did when he walked on earth? I had wrestled with these questions decades earlier when a diving accident in 1967 left me a spinal-cord injured quadriplegic; back then, I begged God to heal me. Forty years later I’m happy, but still in my wheelchair. My joy, though, got tested when chronic pain became an issue. That’s when it forced me to take a closer look at Jesus' ministry of healing.

My study resulted in a book called A Place of Healing - I was so grateful for what I had learned and wanted to pass on the insights to others. The book is a raw, no-holds-barred inspection of the biblical view on miraculous healing, and in April, I handed in the manuscript to my publisher. By early June, A Place of Healing was at the press.

That was the week I discovered the lump in my breast. I was stunned. A needle biopsy and mastectomy happened in quick succession - I had stage 3 cancer and my lymph nodes were involved. Next was a meeting with my medical oncologist – in one hour, I learned a port-cath would be surgically implanted in my chest, and my frail quadriplegic body would be assaulted with powerful and highly toxic chemotherapy drugs. When the oncologist got up to leave for a moment, I began sobbing – it was the first time since hearing I had cancer that I broke down. I forgot all about my book.

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September 22, 2010

Sneak Peek: Ahmadinejad

Posted: 02:42 PM ET
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September 20, 2010

Sneak peek: Pres. Carter on LKL tonight

Posted: 08:30 PM ET
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September 18, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

The Maloof Famlily!

How they created a multi-billion dollar empire that includes a Vegas resort and ownership of an NBA team.

Learn how their strong work ethic, business savvy and a century of experience helped!

The Maloof brothers on Larry King Live!

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September 16, 2010

Yes, her tracksuit has suspenders!

Posted: 06:58 PM ET

Get ready for Larry and Jane tonight on LKL!

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Secrets of the Brain!

Posted: 04:35 PM ET

If you’ve ever wondered why we stay in

unhealthy relationships, overeat or

become addicted to bad things  – then

Friday’s show is for you! The secrets of the

brain revealed.

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE

ABOUT HOW THE BRAIN WORKS AND

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR?

Send us your questions below!

Filed under: Larry King Live


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September 15, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer!

Justice Stephen Breyer on what happens

behind the Supreme Court’s closed doors.

It’s a rare look inside!

And, why he thinks the court was wrong

in the landmark Bush v. Gore decision!

DO YOU THINK CAMERAS SHOULD BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE SUPREME COURT?

Weigh in below!

Filed under: Larry King Live • Supreme Court


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September 14, 2010

Primaries in 7 states and DC today – Bill Maher on LKL tonight!

Posted: 09:15 AM ET

Note: Bill Maher will be our guest TONIGHT on 'Larry King Live' to discuss today's primaries, and look ahead to the mid-term elections!

Here are some things to watch for in Tuesday's races:

Ugliness in Delaware: The Tea Party Express poured money into the insurgent campaign of Christine O'Donnell. She is challenging longtime congressman and former Gov. Mike Castle, who is backed by the party establishment, in Delaware's Republican Senate primary. In some of the most vicious campaigning seen so far this year, Castle supporters have attacked O'Donnell, accusing her of defaulting on personal bills and not paying income taxes - which she denies - and calling her "delusional."

Establishment Republicans think they have a shot at picking up Vice President Biden's old Senate seat if Castle, a former governor, is their candidate, but don't stand a chance if O'Donnell wins the primary. But O'Donnell, who's been endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, says the attacks have backfired and only intensified support around her.

The state GOP chairman said he had received death threats because of his support of Castle and had moved his family out of their home. O'Donnell condemned the threats.

READ MORE OF TODAY'S POLITICAL STORIES HERE!

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Filed under: Bill Maher • Larry King Live • Politics is King


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September 10, 2010

Stephen Hawking: Now and Then

Posted: 06:02 AM ET

By Michael Watts
LKL Producer

I’ve been a producer on “Larry King Live” for almost 12 years, and I’m frequently asked, “what’s your coolest experience?” The stock answer: producing Stephen Hawking.

I journeyed to Cambridge when he was our guest in December 1999, and have been lucky enough to come back for his latest appearance on “Larry King Live.” This experience, while just as rewarding, has been a little different.

Hawking’s ALS has clearly progressed in the last decade. Even so, I continue to be amazed at how well he manages to communicate. The hand clicker he used in 1999 to command his communication system has been replaced by a sensor that monitors subtle cheek movements. But the software he uses looks very similar. It also says a great deal about Prof. Hawking that among the easiest words for him to pull up and speak is “thanks.”

Hawking is almost completely paralyzed. Unfortunately, his endearing smile is no longer possible, but his sense of humor is still very much in tact. Just read a few pages of “The Grand Design” if you doubt that.

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September 9, 2010

What’s at stake near Ground Zero?

Posted: 12:06 PM ET

By Father Edward Beck

Last night I was sitting in the green room at CNN headquarters in New York waiting to go on Larry King Live to join the discussion with Imam Rauf about the proposed Islamic Cultural Center to be built two blocks from Ground Zero.  The more the man spoke, the more apparent it became that I and the other guests would not be needed after all.  The Imam had a lot to say.  And I was content to sit and listen.  

His frustration about the controversy surrounding the Cordoba House (Park 51) project is understandable.  As he noted, when he first announced the project in December there was no outcry, not a blip on anyone's radar.  Then, when some politicians decided to use the issue for their own selfish ends, all hell broke loose. 

Let's be clear: The controversy surrounding Cordoba House is laden with discrimination, xenophobia and irrationalism.  To say that the fundamentalist murderers who flew planes into the Word Trade Center represent Muslims is like saying Hitler's Christianity is representative of all Christianity.  Or it's like saying when a radical fundamentalist Christian kills an abortion doctor out of misguided religious fervor, that he or she represents all Christians.  Should Christians be denied the opportunity to build a church two blocks from an abortion clinic because of the actions of one of its errant followers?  

What's at stake here is religious freedom and tolerance, a bedrock of our United States democracy.   The motto on our national seal says: "E Pluribus Unum"- Out of Many, One.  We need to uphold and live by that motto.  We are a culturally and religiously diverse society that claims the rights of our citizens are protected.  We cannot waver in that protection because radicals on both sides are intent on having a shouting match based more in emotion than facts.

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