Host of Larry King Live
Called the "master interviewer" by Entertainment Tonight, Larry King hosts one of CNN's consistently highest-rated programs, Larry King Live. The only live international phone-in television talk show, Larry King Live is telecast each weeknight from 9 - 10 p.m. (ET) and includes phone calls from viewers around the world. Larry King Live debuted in 1985.
Larry King Live consistently makes headlines with interviews with such newsworthy guests as President Bill Clinton, Marlon Brando, Michael Jordan and Yasser Arafat. King's famed NAFTA debate between Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993 obtained the highest cable rating in CNN history outside its Gulf War coverage. His extensive interviews with the major political candidates made Larry King Live a particularly noteworthy part of the 1992 presidential campaign.
King also hosts Larry King Weekend, which airs every Saturday night from 9 - 10 p.m. (ET) on CNN. In June 1994, Larry King kicked off the first-ever daily radio/TV talk show by simulcasting CNN's Larry King Live on Mutual/Westwood One radio stations across the country. King has won nine CableAce Awards, the cable industry's highest honor, for Best Interview/Talk Show Host and for Best Talk Show Series. His radio and television shows have won the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Before broadcasting to a national audience, King was a popular media personality in Miami, Fla., where he hosted interview programs for WIOD-Radio and WTVJ-TV. From 1978-1994, his voice was heard by millions of radio listeners on Mutual Radios The Larry King Show. He has authored seven best-selling books based on his broadcasting experience.