Schwarzenegger video of the week

The SVOTW returns after a vacation week off with the governor waxing poetic to CNN Larry King about late, great television impresario and San Mateo native Merv Griffin, who died Aug. 12 at age 82:

The governor spoke Friday at Griffin’s funeral in Beverly Hills, averring, “I can say today I wouldn’t have gone as far in my career if it wouldn’t have been for Merv Griffin.”

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Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.