Larry King

Larry King

Media Personality

Larry King is the former host of Larry King Live on CNN. He is currently hosting specials for CNN. In December 2010, King hung up his nightly suspenders and ended Larry King Live, the program he hosted for 25 years on CNN. The archives of Larry King Live is a treasure trove of broadcast history, featuring compelling one-on-ones with many of the most famous and important people of the past two-and-a-half decades, as well as obscure individuals thrust into the spotlight by extraordinary circumstances.

Over the course of his historic career, Larry has done more than 50,000 interviews with newsmakers from all walks of life. With his unique, conversational approach to interviewing, he changed not only the landscape of cable television, but television news in general and became a domineering force in primetime news programming. As the Emmy Award-winning host of what was CNN's highest-rated program, King has been dubbed "the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever" by TV Guide and "master of the mic" by TIME magazine.

Larry King Live debuted on CNN in June 1985, featuring its now-famous mix of celebrity interviews, political debates and topical discussions. When King made the transition from his successful national radio talk show to cable, he helped define the future of cable news programming and CNN. Telecast each weeknight at 9 p.m. (ET), the program featured phone calls and e-mails from viewers around the world. In June 1994, King created the first daily radio/TV talk show by simulcasting CNN's Larry King Live on Mutual/Westwood One radio stations nationwide.

King has done some 50,000 interviews throughout his half century in broadcasting, including exclusive sit-downs with every U.S. president since Gerald Ford. King's famed NAFTA debate between then-Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993 smashed cable industry ratings records and obtained the highest rating in CNN history - reaching more than 16.3 million viewers. In 1995, King showcased his extraordinary skill in international arena when he hosted a historic hour on the Middle East Peace process with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. King's award-winning jailhouse interviews include convicted murderers Sante Kimes and her son, Kenneth; Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in Texas; and Mike Tyson.

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