Posted: 11:04 am Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
By Laura Green
Damon Weaver charmed Larry King Wednesday night with his wide smiles and hysterically literal answers.
In less than 15 minutes, King declared “You’re going to make it, kid. You’re going to have this seat someday — after your football career.”
Damon hit Larry King last night after an all-day media blitz, part of Damon’s pitch to score an interview with Barack Obama.
Damon got some air time earlier in the day on Fox News, MSNBC and another CNN show. On inauguration night, he shared he anchor desk with Diane Sawyer, Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos.
He’s in Washington, D.C. through Sunday, trying to land a sit-down with Obama before he returns to Pahokee where he attends fifth-grade at K.E Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary.
Watch Damon on Larry King Live (more videos after the jump)
Watch Damon on Fox and Friends
Watch Damon on MSNBC
King featured clips of some of Damon’s most memorable interviews since he’s been in D.C. Damon interviewed Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, whom he called Bob and Carl.
“I keep hearing that you guys had something to do with Watergate. What is that,” he asked.
King also showed Damon wearing Spike Lee’s hat and asking Oprah Winfrey what it’s like to be in the “famous talk show business.”
King played a bit of Damon’s first major interview, the one that got him national attention.
Damon interviewed Joe Biden on the campaign trail. As Biden went on about the job of vice president, Damon’s arm, holding the mic, dipped farther and farther down the screen.
“Was your hand tired,” King asked Damon last night.
“No, it wasn’t the hand, it was the arm,” Damon said.
“Good point,” King recovered.
King encouraged Damon to keep pushing to become the first kid reporter to grill Obama.
“You get Obama, alright. That’s your goal,” King said.
About the Author
Position at The Post: K-12 education reporter Here since: 2006 Hometown: Aberdeen, Md. What I blog about: Anything happening in education. Specific interests: FCAT, No Child Left Behind, special education/gifted, immigrant students, reading and math. Favorite school memory: Building solar ovens in fifth grade and cooking hot dogs in them. Smell I miss most from my schools days: The scent of ditto paper fresh off the machine. Favorite school lunch: Triple decker grilled cheese so greasy you could almost see through it. (I promise, I’ve since reformed. I’d hate to see how that lunch stacks up on the Food Pyramid.)