Larry King tripled his audience by lobbing softball questions at a vacant-looking Paris Hilton in her first TV chat since her release from jail early Tuesday...Hilton's Wednesday night chat on "Larry King Live"-- her first since being sent to the slammer for about 23 days with only bologna sandwiches and a Bible to comfort her -- clocked about 3.2 million viewers.
There's a reason the networks air crap shows. They get ratings.
The American public will tune in in droves to watch a Paris Hilton interview or "Dancing With the Stars."
Sure, perhaps the nets could be a little more high-minded in their programming. But they won't be, not as long as the public rewards them by watching some of the garbage they serve up.