|Larry King Live|
Larry King Live title card
|Created by||Larry King|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||1 hour per episode|
|Original run||June 3, 1985 – Present|
Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner The show debuted in 1985, and is CNN's most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. 
On April 22, 2008 It was announced that Larry King will stay with CNN through 2011. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner
The show broadcasts from CNN's Los Angeles studios. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Sometimes, the show broadcasts from CNN's studios in New York and sometimes from Washington, D.C., the city where King gained national prominence during his years as a radio interviewer for the Mutual Broadcasting System. The City of New York Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Mutual Broadcasting System ( MBS) was an American Radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999 Each studio set features an identical colored-dot map of the world in the background and one of King's trademarks, a vintage RCA microphone, on the desk. RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 The microphone is a prop, as King and his guests use lapel microphones. A theatrical property, commonly referred to as a prop, is any object held or used on stage by an Actor for use in furthering the plot or story line of a Theatrical A lavalier microphone or lavalier (or lav or lapel mic) is a small electret or dynamic Microphone used for television theatre
Every night, King interviews one or more prominent individuals, mainly celebrities, politicians, and businesspeople. A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention Politics Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to The one-hour show is broadcast three times a day in some areas, and can be seen all over the world on CNN International. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming
After the death of a prominent celebrity, King will either replay a recent program featuring said celebrity (for instance, after actor Don Knotts' death in 2006 King replayed the interview with Knotts and Andy Griffith taken several months before) or will bring on family members and close confidantes to the deceased to reminisce on the departed's life. Jesse Donald Knotts ( July 21, 1924 &ndash February 24, 2006) was an American comedic Actor best known Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American Actor, producer, Writer, director
Some have claimed that Larry King asks "soft" questions in comparison to other interviewers, which allows him to reach guests who would be averse to interviewing on "tough" talk shows. When interviewed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, King said that the secret to a good interview is to get the guest to talk about him- or herself, and to put oneself in the background. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC A 1996 interview in the Washington Post had King note that he sometimes slips hard questions in between softballs. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D King prefers one sentence questions. In the Post interview, King also proclaimed that he prepares as little as possible for each program, does not read the books of the authors he interviews, and admitted that the show was not journalism but "infotainment". Infotainment (a Portmanteau of information and entertainment refers to a general type of media broadcast program which provides a combination of current He said that he tries to project an image of earnestness and sincerity in each interview, and the format of the show (King in suspenders instead of suit and tie, sitting directly next to the guest) reinforces that.
King also accepts call-in questions on some nights, including a noted frequent caller from Ellijay, Georgia. In Broadcasting, a phone in, or call in, is a programme format in which viewers or listeners are invited to air their live comments by Telephone, usually Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1584 at the 2000 census  Callers are identified only by city and state/province, and generally not by name. Despite this fact, Chris Strickland, American singer-songwriter, has publicly acknowledged the fact that he is an avid fan, a regular caller and surprisingly gets through on a frequent basis. Occasionally, surprise guests telephone the show and comment, like Governors, royalty, and celebrities. Basic principle A traditional landline telephone system also known as "plain old telephone service" (POTS, commonly handles both signaling and audio information A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government A royal family is the extended family of a monarch. Generally the head of a royal family is a king or queen regnant A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention At times, prank calls come in. A prank call also known as a hoax call, phone scam or phony phone call, is a form of Practical joke committed over the Telephone The phone number for call-ins is 1-800-676-2100.
King himself has interviewed people on-site in the White House, their prison cells, their homes, and other unique locations. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of
The November 9, 1993 debate between Ross Perot and Al Gore on the North American Free Trade Agreement was watched in 11. Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Henry Ross Perot (born June 27 1930 is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former 174 million households - the largest audience ever for a program on an ad-supported cable network until the October 23, 2006 New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to Monday Night Football ( MNF) is a Live television broadcast of the National Football League. 
To mark the 20th Anniversary of the show, ABC's Barbara Walters was a guest host and interviewed King on his reflections of his career. Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25 1929) is an American Journalist, writer and media
To mark 50 years in broadcasting Larry King Live had a week long celebration that included a two hour CNN presents special and an hour of celebrity toast. The broadcast of this special week long event was postponed due to the tragedy at Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech massacre was a School shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16 2007 that took place on the campus of XM Satellite Radio also featured a micro channel called "Larry!" that featured replays of The Larry King Show along with interviews and the new material from the CNN anniversary shows which aired from April 26 to May 4, 2007 on channel 130. Larry King (born November 19, 1933) is an American television/radio host
Larry King appeared as himself during two fictionalized airings of his show in the book and movie Primary Colors. Primary Colors A Novel of Politics is a 1996 Novel by " Anonymous " (later revealed to be journalist Joe Klein[http //www First, he was part of a presidential campaign's effort to discredit an embarrassing audio tape, and later he interviewed another Democratic candidate (played in the film by Larry Hagman). Larry Martin Hagman (born September 21, 1931) is an American film and television Actor, producer and director, primarily He is also featured in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight interviewing a main character, and in the film Dave in which he interviews a conspiracy theorist who claims that the man claiming to be the President of the United States is an impostor. The Long Kiss Goodnight is a 1996 action thriller Film starring Geena Davis and Samuel L Dave is a 1993 Comedy-drama movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline (in A conspiracy theory attributes the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually Political, Social or Historical events or the concealment An impostor or imposter is a person who pretends to be somebody else often to try to gain financial or social advantages through Social engineering, but just as often King's voice was heard in Ghostbusters questioning the credibilty of the Ghostbusters. Zuul redirects here For the videogame see Zool. Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is Most recently, Larry King appeared in Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie acting as the voice over for an animated bee named "Bee Larry King" who ran his own talk show. Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born on April 29 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian actor and writer Bee Movie is a 2007 Golden Globe -nominated CGI-animated Film starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger,
King is frequently accused of Infotainment, "soft-ball" questions, and pandering to sensationalist news stories; for instance, the death of Anna Nicole Smith took up much of King's shows after the event, causing the cancellation of numerous guests and interviews that were already scheduled. Arthur is a long-running American and Canadian educational Television series for children, that airs on PBS in the United States The Practice is a American Legal drama created by David E Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston Boston Legal is an American Legal drama - Comedy created by David E Sharks ( Superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of Fish with a full cartilaginous Skeleton and a highly streamlined body Law & Order Criminal Intent is an American Television series set in New York City. Infotainment (a Portmanteau of information and entertainment refers to a general type of media broadcast program which provides a combination of current Sensationalism is a manner of being extremely Controversial, loud or attention grabbing Vickie Lynn Marshall (November 28 1967 &ndash February 8 2007 better known under the Stage name of Anna Nicole Smith, was an American model
In response to "'soft-ball' questions" accusations, King says, "I've never understood that. All I've tried to do is ask the best questions I could think of, listen to the answers, and then follow up. I've never not followed up. I don't attack anybody — that's not my style — but I follow up. I've asked people who say this, 'What's a softball question?' They'll say, 'You say to some movie star, what's your next project?' To me, that's not a softball. To me, that's interesting — what are you doing next?" Furthermore, King is no fan of the current generation of talk-show hosts, who he says use their guests as props or punching bags. He describes them as "I" hosts; he states they are more interested in lecturing their guests than in listening to them. "I hope I never do that," he says, "I'm not saying it's bad. If you watch Bill O'Reilly, that is Bill O'Reilly. William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and It's not my cup of tea, I don't care for it, but I can understand why a lot of viewers do. "
One of King's recurring topics is the paranormal. Paranormal is an Umbrella term used to describe unusual Phenomena or experiences that lack an obvious Scientific explanation A frequent guest is John Edward of the popular televised show Crossing Over with John Edward. John Edward McGee Jr (born October 19, 1969) better known as John Edward, is an American author and Television personality He was on the day before September 11th, 2001. Edward comes on the show and gives callers a free chance to supposedly communicate, via him, with their dead loved ones. King also had alleged psychics such as Sylvia Browne and James Van Praagh on from time to time to do readings and discuss the future. Sylvia Browne (born Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker October 19, 1936) is a best-selling American Author on the subject of Spirituality James Van Praagh (b August 23 1958, Bayside, New York) is a best-selling author and spiritual medium. King sometimes allows skeptics such as James Randi to debate the psychics. James Randi (born August 7 1928 (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of Paranormal In an April 2005 episode, King hosted a panel discussion regarding Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and atheist views on the afterlife. Evangelicalism is a theological movement tradition and system of beliefs most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the Gospel Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion Atheism AfterLife is a film drama set in Scotland directed by Alison Peebles made in 2003 about an ambitious Scottish journalist forced to choose between
During major election coverage, the program may center on political analysis and commentary, as the show's airing generally coincides with the closing of polls in many states.
In recent years when King has been absent, Ryan Seacrest, CNN Headline News' Nancy Grace and other interviewers have substituted for him. Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an Emmy Award -nominated American television / radio host and Television Headline News is a Spin-off network from the original Cable News Network ( CNN) television news network in the United States. Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1959) She was also American Legal Commentator, Television host, a former
On April 1, 1994 and 2002 Kermit the Frog hosted the show, as an April Fool's joke. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Kermit the Frog is a Muppet, one of Puppeteer Jim Henson 's most famous and beloved creations first introduced in 1955 This article is about the informal holiday For other uses see April Fool.
On June 8, 2005, sportscaster Bob Costas was named as the regular substitute anchor for the show, filling in roughly 20 times a year and not on a set schedule. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Robert Quinlan "Bob" Costas (born March 22, 1952) is a Sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s 
Comedian Bill Maher has taken up the duties of guest host. William "Bill" Maher Jr, (ˈmɑɹ born January 20 1956) is an American Stand-up comedian, Television host,
In March 2007, journalist and First Lady of California Maria Shriver sat in as guest host for a couple of shows. March 2007 is the third month of the year It began on a Thursday, and ended 31 days later on a Saturday. Maria Owings Shriver ( born November 6 1955 is an award-winning American journalist a prolific author and First Lady of California.
In April 2007, Star Jones Reynolds and Jimmy Kimmel sat in as guest hosts. April 2007 is the fourth month of that year It began on a Sunday and 30 days later ended on a Monday. Star Jones (born March 24, 1962) is an American Lawyer and television personality, best known for her role as a co-host of the James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American Television host and Comedian.
On July 24, 2007, former attorney and TMZ.com managing editor Harvey Levin guest hosted the show, the topic of discussion being Lindsay Lohan's arrest of that morning. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. TMZcom is a celebrity gossip and news website the result of a collaboration between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Bros Harvey Robert Levin (born September 2, 1951) is an American Television producer, Lawyer, legal analyst and a Celebrity Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2 1986 is an American Actress, model and Pop music Singer. Guests on the show included Lindsay's dad Michael and actor (and former addict) Daniel Baldwin. Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American Actor, producer and director.
Harvey Levin guest hosted the show again on August 24th 2007. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Judge Marilyn Milian from The People's Court (which Levin also presents) was a guest, along with Judge Alex Ferrer and Judge Lynn Toler from Divorce Court discussing the recent legal woes of Lindsay Lohan, Michael Vick, Lisa Nowak and Nicole Ritchie. Marilyn Milian, Esq (born May 1, 1961 in Queens New York) is a former Florida state circuit court Judge and The People's Court is a television court show in which Small claims court cases are heard though what is shown is actually a binding arbitration. Judge Alex is a United States syndicated courtroom television show that debuted September 12[[ 005]] Lynn Toler (born October 25, 1959 in Columbus Ohio) is the judge of the television series Divorce Court, replacing Mablean Ephriam Divorce Court is a Court show which centers around cases which only involve divorcing couples Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26 1980 in Newport News Virginia) is a suspended National Football League (NFL Quarterback under contract Lisa Marie Nowak (née Caputo) (born May 10, 1963) is a United States naval officer and a former NASA Astronaut. Nicole Camille Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American Actress, Author, Celebutante, and an aspiring Singer
Dr. Drew hosted the show on March 17, 2008. David Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958) is an American board-certified Internist and Addiction medicine specialist
Wolf Blitzer Hosted the March 18 and March 19, 2008 episodes.
John King also hosted the show on May 7th, 2008
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