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    CNN's Larry King has died at the age of 87.
    I really loved his interviews--watched many of them--and own a book collection of about 50 of them!
    He interviewed Presidents & other politicos, sports & enterttainment figures, and just a bunch of interesting people.
    Loved his Jewish accent & his style of interviewing!
    RIP

  • #2
    Hello Jerome, Arizona! You're ON the air!

    I recall Larry King much more from his radio days than from his show on TV which I'd see from time to time. Good interviewer.

    Both my wife and I had the same reaction which was "he was only 87?" For whatever reason he seemed older than that or perhaps we thought he was older when he was younger.

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    • #3
      Of course, King also provided
      @JerrySeinfeld
      with his greatest moment in TV history — including all of “Seinfeld”. This really is one of the greatest moments in all of TV history.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/sherman49...77957950795777

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      • #4
        Married 8 times. As a friend of mine used to say, he "had a lot of holes in his bucket." But I think he could afford the holes.

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        • #5
          Got my King book off the shelf---
          It has 30 complete interviews, not 50 as I said earlier!
          Here's some of the names--all interviewed between 1985 and 1995!

          Bob Hope, Stephen King, Frank Sinatra, George Burns, Bill Cosby, Barbra Streisand, Arthur Ashe, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Tyson, Marlon Brando & Oprah Winfrey!
          Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, Judith Exner, Ross Perot, George HW Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher & Mikhal Gorbachev

          There are probably other collections published later!
          The title is "The Best of Larry King Live".

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          • #6
            I think he was the first nonsports client Bob Wolf (Boston) worked for. I remember LK saying he was put on an allowance by the agent. I don't know if it worked or not? I think he eventually stopped gambling and smoking.

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            • #7
              A household name for as long as I can remember. How do you have that career and find time for 7 marriages.. I guess the answer is you have 7 divorces. That will humble a man. And he never had the chance to interview Lonewolf or Bambam. He seemed to like his subjects, I don't recall him getting petty or taking cheap shots at anyone.

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              • #8
                I remember his late night radio shows when I was well sitting in the 1950-60s. What impressed me most was his knowledge of baseball.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adam$ View Post
                  I think he was the first nonsports client Bob Wolf (Boston) worked for. I remember LK saying he was put on an allowance by the agent. I don't know if it worked or not? I think he eventually stopped gambling and smoking.
                  Story here about Bob Wolff - he was my agent when I played on tour - I was from just outside of Boston so he was the obvious choice. When my career cratered and I was getting ready to leave the tour I called him up and apologized to him, saying I wish I could have given him more work to do. His reply, "Bill, you were always a champion to me." Will never forget those kind words. A kind, kind man.

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                  • #10
                    I thought Larry King was at his best on his all-night radio show during his pre-CNN days. If I recall correctly, he interviewed a guest for an hour, then took two more hours of calls for the guest from the listeners. Then took an additional two hours of calls after the guest had left.

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                    • #11
                      I also first heard him on his late night radio show while I was in law school which was long before his CNN days. I am guessing that it may have been one of the last shows on the Mutual radio network.

                      May he Rest In Peace.

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