Debuting his first radio show yesterday on WABC in New York City, Geraldo Rivera reminisced about his storied career in media with guests including Donald Trump, former NYC mayor Ed Koch and Fox News colleague Mike Huckabee.
The show turned unintentionally hilarious when Rivera described how he begged Fox chief Roger Ailes to send him to Afghanistan as a war correspondent after 9/11, and Rivera's response to the stunning news last May that bin Laden was dead (audio) --
Ten years later I was blessed to be on the air live when word came that our SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden. (Audio played of Rivera announcing this on Fox). Bin Laden is dead. Bin Laden is dead. Confirmed, urgent confirmed, bin Laden is dead. Multiple sources, Osama bin Laden is dead. Happy days! Happy days everybody! This is the greatest, give me a wide shot of the general, this is the greatest night of my career!
There's history, and then there's its grandiose counterpart -- Geraldo history. Stay tuned for more adventures.
Rivera describes himself as a "radical centrist" -- "not red, not blue, but red white and blue" -- who voted for Obama in 2008 but remains undecided this time around.