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Larry King      

Former Host of "Larry King Live"

In his trademark shirtsleeves and suspenders, Larry King leans into the microphone on CNN's top-rated show, looks guests squarely in the eye and poses questions both probing and disarmingly simple. He once asked Richard Nixon, "What's it like to drive by Watergate?"

Today, King makes history. Having bid farewell to his long-running, monumentally popular show after marking its 25th anniversary in fall 2010, he is the man responsible for one of CNN's highest-rated programs ever. Live and unscripted, Larry King Live had its share of surprises. While interviewing Johnnie Cochran, King received a call from O.J. Simpson to talk the day after his acquittal; the notoriously press-shy Marlon Brando planted a kiss on his host during their interview; and George Bush showed King his driver's license to prove his Texas residency.

Not ready to give up the anchor's seat just yet, King recently returned to the air - or, rather, the Internet - with the made-for-web Larry King Now on, where he continues to be the ultimate insider. Throughout his five decades in the industry, he has interviewed luminaries from Malcolm X to Bobby Kennedy, Ralph Nader to Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth Dole to Steven Spielberg. When interviewed on 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace was disappointed to learn that while he himself undergoes elaborate security checks when he arrives at the White House's back door, King waltzes through the front door to catch a movie with the President.

A captivating raconteur, wry political observer, and keen commentator on life and history, King finds the humor and human interest in a spectrum of subjects. Be it a panel to be moderated, a discussion to be channeled, or an unplugged evening with Larry King as you have never seen him before, he leaves audiences literally exhausted from laughter and on their feet begging for more.

King lives with type 2 diabetes, and has used his platform to raise awareness about the disease when talking to other celebrities who have diabetes - including Nick Jonas.


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An Evening with Larry King

Larry King brings his gift for humor to this entertaining presentation, in which he shares stories about his career and childhood. It's a hilarious, insightful look at his life both behind and in front of the camera, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.


Larry King misses being 'in the middle' of breaking news -

Larry King said he misses covering breaking news, which still makes him jump. “I thought I could leave," the 79-year-old broadcaster said...

Larry King's In View Television Show To Feature Help Hospitalized Veterans

In View, a national educational TV series hosted by broadcast icon Larry King, will feature Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) in an upcoming episode.

Larry King still does six shows every week

“Welcome aboard,” said Larry King, the great American interrogator. To watch him at work is also to watch him at play.

Larry King Hosts 25 Years of Health News

ack in 1985, when Larry King first began hosting his long-running live interview show on CNN, he opened the show while smoking a cigarette on camera. Over the 25-year course of King’s show, our perceptions about everything from smoking to mental illness to cancer have changed radically -- and King has often played host to our evolving national conversation about health.

Larry King really wanted to be a standup comedian

The 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations are out on Thursday — and it don’t be surprised if Larry King is among the nominees.

Larry King was diagnosed with lung cancer

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