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Larry King


King during a recording of hisLarry King Live program at thePentagon in Arlington, Virginia, in 2006

He started his Larry King Live CNN show in June 1985, hosting a broad range of guests from controversial figures of UFO conspiracy theories and alleged psychics,[19] to prominent politicians and leading figures in the entertainment industry, often doing their first or only interview on breaking news stories on his show.

Unlike many interviewers, King has a direct, non-confrontational approach. His reputation for asking easy, open-ended questions has made him attractive to important figures who want to state their position while avoiding being challenged on contentious topics.[20] His interview style is characteristically frank, but with occasional bursts of irreverence and humor. His approach attracts some guests who would not otherwise appear. King, who is known for his general lack of pre-interview preparation, once bragged that he never read the books of authors before they made their appearances on his program.[citation needed]

In a show dedicated to the surviving Beatles, King asked George Harrison's widow about the song "Something", which was written about Harrison's first wife. He seemed surprised when she did not know very much about the song.

Throughout his career King has interviewed many of the leading figures of his time. CNN claimed during his final episode that he had performed 60,000 interviews in his career.[citation needed]

King also wrote a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years, from shortly after that newspaper's origin in 1982 until September 2001.[21] The column consisted of short "plugs, superlatives and dropped names" but was dropped when the newspaper redesigned its "Life" section.[22] The column was resurrected in blog form in November 2008[23] and on Twitter in April 2009.[24]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Larry King
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King in September 2010
BornLawrence Leibel Harvey Zeiger
November 19, 1933 (age 80)
BrooklynNew York, U.S.
OccupationRadio and television personality
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)Freda Miller
(1952–1953; annulled)
Annette Kaye
(1961; divorced)
Alene Akins
(1961–1963; divorced)
Mickey Stuphin
(1963–1967; divorced)
Alene Akins
(1967–1972; divorced)
Sharon Lepore
(1976–1983; divorced)
Julie Alexander
(1989–1992; divorced)
Shawn Southwick

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