CNN's King expected back Monday


PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- CNN talk-show host Larry King is expected back on his show Monday night following vascular surgery Friday.

The 73-year-old CNN veteran, who hosts the channel's most-watched show, underwent pro-active carotid endarterectomy surgery Friday morning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery was to remove plaque from the artery.

CNN said that King would be back in his Los Angeles studio Monday night for a scheduled "Larry King Live" interview with Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.

It wasn't King's first surgery. King has had quintuple bypass heart surgery.

King's work schedule will be full this week. He's interviewing activist/"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Heather Mills on Tuesday and Bill Cosby and Toni Braxton on Wednesday.