I have never met Larry King but he told his staff to call me after the Nigerian terror suspect story in December 2010. I am a Nigerian Journalist formerly of Radio Nigeria and I knew the Mutallab father. Thus I spoke on his show and Fox News shows via phone on the topic. Exactly 10 months earlier I booked a guest on his show about the Nadya Suleman Octuplets. The Chukwu Octuplets were also my clients as I am also a Publicist. I spoke to Larry via phone to practice each Octuplet's Nigerian name. That was an exciting conversation!!! In both my conversations with him, he struck me as a humble awesome person. One day I hope to meet him in person. God Bless you Larry. Thank you for the memories....and below are those Octuplet names we practiced before you went LIVE Feb 2010.
Ms Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo
Chukwuebuka Nkemjika (Ebuka) - Girl, weighed 690g (22 oz.) at birth
Chidinma Anulika (Chidi) - Girl, weighed 760g (24.4 oz.) at birth
Chinecherem Nwabugwu (Echerem) - Girl, weighed 800g (25.7 oz.) at birth
Chimaijem Otito (Chima) - Girl, weighed 730g (23.5 oz.) at birth
Chijindu Chidera (Odera) - Girl, weighed 320g (10.3 oz.) at birth R.I.P
Chukwubuikem Maduabuchi (Ikem) - Boy, weighed 500g (16.0 oz.) at birth
Chijioke Chinedum (Jioke) - Boy, weighed 810g (26.0 oz.) at birth
Chinagorom Chidiebere (Gorom) - Girl, weighed 520g (16.7 oz.) at birth
KATY COURIC'S POEM
The text of the poem -- "filled with love" from Couric and senior "LKL" producer Wendy Walker, and delivered after President Obama's appearance and before former President Clinton's adieu and policy speech -- follows. Let's just say, Clement Clark Moore and Dr. Seuss needn't worry.
What are we to do without our top talker? Here's an ode filled with love from me and Miss Walker. As you hang up your suspenders on your dressing room door, I speak for us all when I say we want more. More of the show that we instantly loved, for 25 years couldn't get enough of.
Your unique take on politics, culture and crime, never cutting off guests -- except for Barbra -- always giving them time. You made NAFTA exciting, and that's hard to do. And you scored Paris Hilton's post-jail interview.
Sinatra, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, Bacall. So many stars, I just can't name them all. From Heather Mills' leg to Ross Perot's twang, you always cajole, not harass or harangue.
But there were moments when your guests had a cow. Seinfeld wasn't canceled, Larry, but I guess you know that by now. Mike Tyson KO'd without throwing a punch. And you got Miss California's sash in a bunch.
You went gaga for Gaga, Sharon Stone, Janet Jackson. Alas, it was Brando who gave you some action. Eight presidents joined you, from Nixon to Obama, and you brought us each moment of O.J.'s long drama.
Some startling shows I'll never forget. Tammy Faye's eyes, Ted Haggart's regret. Your guests made us cry, made us laugh, made us think. Wynonna Judd told you about a God wink.
I hadn't heard that before, so I looked the phrase up. It's a miracle, blessing, an overfilled cup. That's what you are. And as old blue eyes might say, the best is yet to come, Larry. You did it your way.
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