Cleveland’s Own Arsenio Hall Talks to FOX 8

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CLEVELAND- Cleveland's own Arsenio Hall is returning to late night TV Monday, September 9.

Hall recently talked to our own Wayne Dawson about his Cleveland roots and his brand new talk show.

57-year-old Arsenio Hall graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in 1973 and went on to graduate from Kent State University.

During the interview, Wayne asked Arsenio about his connection to Elizabeth Baptist Church.

Arsenio told Wayne, "That's my dad's church. I think it was those Sundays in Cleveland watching my dad do his thing made me wanna work a crowd. I'm not the man my dad was, so I couldn't be a preacher. But, I found my way of working the crowd. I'll make them laugh instead of make them shout."

Arsenio revealed during the interview that fatherhood became the dominant thing that took over his life during his time away from late night TV. "Part of when I came back had a big part to do with my son turning 13 and feeling like it's a good time to come back," said Hall.

“The Arsenio Hall Show” will air weeknights at 11 p.m., right after FOX 8 News at 10 p.m.

His show debuts Monday Sept 9.

“The Big Bang Theory” will follow Arsenio at midnight.

And, the re-broadcast of FOX 8 News at 10 p.m. will now air at 2 a.m.

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