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I'm going to miss LKL. =(

  • Dec 21, 2010
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Last week was Larry King's final episode. I couldn't believe that the man was finally going off the air after 25 years of interviews with pretty much every important figure in entertainment and politics. I first started watching Larry King Live with my dad when I was a kid and the OJ Simpson trial was going on. I never wanted to watch him, but I was forced to since my dad kept up with all the case developments. The usual characteristics of the man struck out to me - the slick hair, suspenders, elbows perched up against his face. But as I grew up, Larry's show would be something I would find appreciate more and more. He was always straightforward with his questions, and he always asked the tough things that many other journalists would have never ventured to. His guests were always interesting, and I never felt that he was associating with any party or side. In fact, the show was never really about him -- Larry always kept the light (and microphone) focused on his guest.

I don't think there will ever be another journalist like Larry King. I'm sure his family needs him more than ever, but the news industry will never be the same without him. I can imagine how tough it has been on his family (he has two very young kids,) since Larry committed every night to interviews with some of the highest profile figures. 

I'll put together a list of some of my favorite Larry King interviews. But until then, thank you for your 25 years, Larry! For now, I'll enjoy the two weeks of highlight shows CNN is airing until the New Year. 

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December 27, 2010
Very true... I think the studios behind all those straight-to-video classics are going to miss him to, since nobody else thought every single film was awesome.
 
December 27, 2010
I say "Good riddance." I never thought Larry was that much of a solid interviewer. For the last few years especially, he never seemed all that intrigued by his guests.
 
December 27, 2010
I had no idea! Aw, bye bye, Larry King!
 
December 27, 2010
(sniff sniff)
 
December 27, 2010
I can't believe he's not going to be on air anymore, either! I wonder who could ever take his place and can't come up with a name. I'm going to add this to the featured reviews in my Pass the Remote Community, thanks Angelo :)
 
December 23, 2010
I happened to be in Bangkok when I was lucky to catch the last 3 episodes. Time flies, isn't it?
 
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Quick Tip by . December 17, 2010
Watched the last 3 episodes of Larry King LIve. Oh wow, has it been 25 years already?! Time flies! Farewell to Larry King Live! Now, what's next?
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TV/radio veteran Larry King hosts this live call-in show. King interviews each guest, then welcomes callers from around the U.S. to phone in with their own queries.
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