You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Roundup & Recap: Larry King Raises Money, Not Ratings


Telethon1 Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million
, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen.

Jon Voight’s “open letter to President Obama” in the Washington Times is being passed around in Hollywood conservative circles. Voight writes, “You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are
everyone’s enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are
putting Israel in harm’s way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism
throughout the world.”

Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films is calling on Gen. Stanley McChrystal to resign and the producer-activist has launched a petition drive, saying that his comments reported in Rolling Stone have “undermined the Office of the President of the United States.”

Be On the Lookout: Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees will perform with members of Congress at the Capitol Visitor Center as the MusicFIRST Coalition lobbies once again for the Performance Rights Act. Joining him will be Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) on guitar, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) on drums and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) on keyboard, as well as others.

More Voices

  • What's Next for 'Natasha, Pierre and

    What's Next for 'Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812'

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

  • Hayes Theater

    'Torch Song,' Second Stage and the $64 Million Broadway Bet

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

  • Phantom of the Opera Broadway

    What Broadway Learned From 'The Phantom of the Opera'

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

  • RWS Entertainment Group Marquee Holland America

    RWS Entertainment Launches Theatrical Development Department (EXCLUSIVE)

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

  • Hamilton West End Production.

    ‘Hamilton,’ Broadway and the Duel Over Paperless Tickets

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    Larry King’s telethon for the Gulf oil spill on Monday raised $1.8 million, boosted by a heavy social media component. But ratings for the two-hour telethon were not great, with it coming in fourth place (behind Fox, MSNBC and Headline News) and an average of 600,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Jon Voight’s “open letter to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content