Banff 2012: Larry King a No-Show at Canadian Festival

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BANFF, ALBERTA – Larry King is a no-show at the Banff World Media Festival to pick up a lifetime achievement award on Tuesday.

The festival on Monday indicated the 78-year-old former CNN anchor "was unable to travel" to the Canadian Rockies festival, without indicating whether the withdrawal was health-related.

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King's headline presence at the 33rd Banff World Media Festival was to come ahead of the former CNN anchor getting set to host a new show on the Internet TV network Ora.tv, which is slated to launch later this year.

The Banff lifetime achievement award will be presented at a later date to King, according to fest organizers.

Banff last year gave the lifetime achievement award to veteran actor Ed Asner, and the 2010 tribute was given to William Shatner.

The Banff World Media Festival is set to run to Wednesday in the Canadian Rockies.

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