John King in Final Prep for Show Debut, T-Shirts Included

We’re just hours away from CNN’s debut of “John King, USA.” And excitement is brewing. The show premiers tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

King’s first exclusive guest, which he announced late last night during coverage of the health care reform bill, is: Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), who devoted his career to passing health care reform legislation.

Topics to be discussed: From CNN, “her personal reflections on the health care reform vote, her late husband’s impact on the bill, the election of Sen. Scott Brown and more.”

Watch a clip (provided by CNN) here.

The show’s executive producer, Michelle Jaconi, gave every staff member a new shirt prior to the taping. We’re hearing they are “cute, fitted and [likened to] concert T-shirts”.

Photographs taken from John King, USA Facebook page:



Our friends at TVNewser got a peek at King’s new show. They got up close and personal with King on set and sat through a dress rehearsal for the show. Check out the feature here.

See a glimpse (albeit a dark one) of the T-shirt after the jump..