12 Facts About Larry King Live


Larry King Live was an American television talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN from 1985 to 2010.

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Every night, Larry King Live interviewed one or more prominent individuals, usually celebrities, politicians and businesspeople.

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Larry King mainly conducted interviews from the studio, but he interviewed people on-site in the White House, their prison cells, their homes, and other unique locations.

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Critics claimed that Larry King asked "soft" questions in comparison to other interviewers, which allowed him to reach guests who would be averse to interviewing on "tough" talk shows.

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When interviewed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Larry King Live said that the secret to a good interview is to get the guest to talk about him- or herself, and to put oneself in the background pool.

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In interviews, Larry King Live has proclaimed that he prepares as little as possible for each program, does not read the books of the authors he interviews, and admitted that the show was not journalism but "infotainment".

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Larry King Live said that he tries to project an image of earnestness and sincerity in each interview, and the format of the show reinforces that.

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Larry King Live had alleged psychics such as Sylvia Browne and James Van Praagh on from time to time to do readings and discuss the future.

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Larry King Live sometimes allows skeptics such as James Randi to debate the psychics.

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Larry King Live has had topics about UFOs and Extraterrestrials where he goes on to pit them one against the other, believers views on the afterlife against skeptics.

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Larry King Live is frequently accused of pandering to sensationalist news stories; for instance, the death of Anna Nicole Smith took up much of Larry King Live's shows after the event, causing the cancellation of numerous guests and interviews that were already scheduled, most notably Christopher Hitchens, who had intended to discuss the Iraq situation.

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When Larry King Live was absent from the show, other interviewers substituted for him.

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