Gayle King And Charles Barkley
Dear Commons Community,
It was announced yesterday that TV journalist, Gayle King, and NBA Hall of Famer, Charles Barkley, will co-host a weekly live show on CNN on Wednesdays titled “King Charles.”
King and Barkley discussed their new show during an appearance on “NBA Tip-off,” a TNT show Barkley co-hosts.
The former NBA player said he wants the show to be “nonpolitical,” although he and King clarified that they would discuss politics, along with other topics, such as pop culture and food.
“We don’t want to say ‘we’re a liberal, conservative, Republican, Democrat,’ that’s one of the things that’s already ruined television in general,” he said. “I know she’s going to be a straight shooter, you know I’m going to be a straight shooter.”
Barkley later added, “I know she’s going to be fair and honest, and you know I’m going to do the same thing.”
King said she wants conversations on the show to have “decorum and courtesy and kindness.”
She added: “Everybody I know has an opinion about something. I just think we have to figure out a way to have a good conversation without tearing each other down. And I think that we can do that.”
King will keep her current position as a co-host on “CBS This Morning,” and Barkley will continue his hosting job on TNT.
“King Charles” is set to debut this fall.
Good luck to King and Barkley with the new show. Two interesting celebrities!