Larry King Undergoes Surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry King underwent vascular surgery Friday
and was expected to return Monday to his CNN talk show.

King, 73, was admitted to Cedars Sinai Medical Center where
doctors performed carotid endarterectomy surgery, which removes
plaque from the carotid artery and can restore blood flow.

"Larry is doing great and he is excited to be back on the air
Monday night with an interview with Sen. Barack Obama as we mark
the fourth anniversary of the Iraq war," said a statement from

King, host of "Larry King Live," underwent successful
quintuple bypass heart surgery in 1987.

He recently started a foundation that will cover the cost of cardiac care for about 300
uninsured patients at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.