25 January 2021 - Talk-show titan Larry King dies aged 87
Larry King was one of pop culture's favorite newsmen
Frank Pallotta (CNN, 24/01/2021)
Larry King's death on Saturday was a significant loss for the media world. The longtime CNN host was an industry icon right down to his signature suspenders.
And it was also a major loss for pop culture.
King wasn't just a talk show host on CNN for more than a quarter of a century. He was utterly ubiquitous, popping up on TV shows and in movie cameos throughout his long career. His oversized glasses and inquisitive style could be found in appearances in "The Simpsons," "Ghostbusters," and even TikTok, of all places.
Remembering Larry King
(CBS News, 23/01/2021)
Maybe the reason Larry King talked with so many people is simply because so many people wanted to talk to him.
Nearly 60,000 interviews over his 60-year career – think about that. He was practically on the air more than he was off it.
And yet, his name was a bit of a misnomer; Larry King never considered himself royalty at all.
'I Never Learned Anything by Talking.' Watch Larry King on the Art of the Interview and a Shifting Media Landscape
Olivia B. Waxman (TIME Magazine, 23/01/2021)
In 2009, TV news legend Larry King sat down with TIME’s Gilbert Cruz to talk about his new memoir, My Remarkable Journey, a retrospective on his 50-year broadcasting career, and to answer questions submitted by readers about his life and work. King, who died on Saturday at the age of 87 in Los Angeles, hosted CNN’s Larry King Live for 25 years and became known as an iconic interviewer who would approach his exchanges with politicians, celebrities and other newsmakers with an intense curiosity and plainspoken demeanor that consistently got his subjects to speak intimately about their lives and work.
King opened up about the art of the interview during their discussion, and his comments on the future of journalism, his concerns about the dark side of “new media” and the rise of TV news hosts with an ideological bent on both sides of the aisle are eerily relevant more than a decade later.
Larry King Appreciation: Hard-Working Host Helped Put CNN on Cultural Map
Cynthia Littleton (Variety, 23/01/2021)
Larry King, the broadcast legend who died Saturday at the age of 87, deserves more credit than he typically gets for helping to build CNN and realize Ted Turner’s audacious vision for a 24-hour global news network.
In his prime, King’s “Larry King Live” interviews regularly made headlines thanks to his unique questioning style, which could be remarkably incisive about the subject at hand as well as, occasionally, cringe-worthy misinformed. As CNN gained prominence in the late 1980s and ’90s, King’s show became one of the hottest stops on the TV circuit for newsmakers, political leaders, captains of industry, crusading activists and celebrities, ranging from Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli to Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey to Suzanne Somers and Barbara Eden.