For Your Oscar Consideration: Richard Heene on Larry King Live
Let's say that three months ago you found yourself at the center of a national scandal when you convinced your son Falcon to hide in the attic so that you could report that he had flown away in your homemade flying saucer. It seemed like an airtight plan at the time -- guaranteed to reap a reality show or at least a book deal -- but during the back-to-back media interviews that followed, your son could not stomach the lies he was forced to tell, threw up on-camera and raised enough suspicion to warrant a criminal investigation. After pleading guilty and accepting a sentence of 90 days in jail, you have the opportunity to tell your story -- the real story on Larry King Live. What do you do?
If you're Richard Heene, the father of Balloon Boy, you squirt some fake tears into your eyes during commercial break and deny deny deny! And then blame your guilty plea on your wife! The entire interview will air on Friday.
· Larry King Live [CNN]