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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