February 26, 2021

How Newsmakers and News Hosts Are Remembering Larry King

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” said, “When I was a young morning DJ, I listened to Larry King’s overnight radio show every night on my way to work.”

Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, said that “the world has lost a true broadcasting legend.”

From 1985 to 2010, Mr. King anchored “Larry King Live,” CNN’s highest-rated and longest-running program. He interviewed a disparate range of subjects, from President Richard M. Nixon to royalty to “experts” on U.F.O.s and paranormal phenomena.

He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A statement from his company, Ora Media, did not specify a cause of death, but Mr. King had recently been treated for Covid-19. In 2019, he was hospitalized for chest pains and he said he had also suffered a stroke.

A tweet from the television host Piers Morgan raised eyebrows on Saturday. “Larry King was a hero of mine,” he wrote, “until we fell out after I replaced him at CNN he said my show was ‘like watching your mother-in-law go over a cliff in your new Bentley.’”

But, Mr. Morgan continued, “he was a brilliant broadcaster masterful TV interviewer.”

Former President Bill Clinton said he enjoyed his “20+ interviews” with Mr. King, adding, “He gave a direct line to the American people and worked hard to get the truth for them, with questions that were direct but fair.”

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/business/media/larry-king-reactions.html

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