Remembering CNN Legend Larry King

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Remembering CNN Legend Larry King By Ashlee Banks ·January 25, 2021January 25, 2021

For many journalists everywhere, Larry King paved the way forward. He had an unconventional approach that made him one of the most trusted names in the industry. But on Saturday, January 23 at the age of 87, the CNN legend passed away, The Associated Press reports.

King was known for being an accomplished interviewer. He sat down with close to 60 thousand people, including celebrities and politicians during his 25-year stint hosting “Larry King Live” on CNN. King vowed to never retire and to continue interviewing until he died, and that is exactly what he did. His production company, Ora Media, tweeted on Saturday that “Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience. Whether he was interviewing a U.S. president, foreign leader, celebrity, scandal-ridden personage, or an everyman, Larry liked to ask short, direct, and uncomplicated questions. He believed concise questions usually provided the best answers, and he was not wrong in that belief.”

King said he enjoyed asking his interviewees basic questions in order to set…


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