Carlos Slim and Larry King lovefest

Larry King asks “dear friend” Carlos Slim: “Why did you invest in me and this?” [The Mexican billionaire is backing King’s talk show on Hulu.]
Slim: “We invest in Larry King. …It is clear that the Internet is a very important tool of civilization, maybe one of the most important tools, and the future is just beginning. ….”

King: “I’m honored to be associated with you and we’re very proud to be ‘Larry King Now.’ .. We’re on our way!”

There was no mention of Slim’s stake in the New York Times during this week’s 21-minute “Larry King Now” interview on Hulu.

Here’s the transcript. (Thanks @craytonharrison)

* Watch Larry King’s chat with Carlos Slim (
* Earlier: Larry King to host Internet show on Carlos Slim’s Ora.TV (