We in America know him as the winner of “Celebrity Apprentice” and a saucy judge on “America’s Got Talent.” I met him when he came to Atlanta a couple years ago for auditions for that NBC talent show. He was personable and friendly. He seems bright and quick on his feet. Naturally, given America’s image of him, it’s difficult to judge how well he’ll do on CNN this fall.
Here is a small segment of Morgan interviewing Simon Cowell on “Life Stories”:
CNN wanted Katie Couric and considered her if King had stepped down in 2011, when his contract was up. But clearly, King and CNN realized he had to leave sooner given the show's drooping ratings. So Couric's ability to get out of her CBS contract early was considered too complicated.
In Morgan’s case, NBC told critics Friday that the network will share him with CNN.
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