CNN President Jon Klein didn't go light on the praise for John King this afternoon, shortly after the premiere of his new show, "State of the Union." King, he said, is "the best political reporter of his generation."
"Somebody said to me just before, 'How on Earth do you put on a four-hour-long show," Klein told guests assembled on the Newseum's seventh floor.
"I think that was me," King said from within the crowd.
"And that's because John was lobbying for eight hours," Klein responded.