Larry King: Notable interviews
After 25 years on CNN and more than 50 years in broadcasting, Larry King is finally hung up the mike. But one doesn’t spend that much time on TV without a few memorable, awkward or truly bizarre moments. Here are a few of the suspendered one’s highlights during his time on cable news.
- Larry King announces he is ending his prime-time CNN show
The plastic surgeon who worked on
-- Patrick Kevin Day
After his ill-fated run-in with a prostitute in 1995, Grant went public with his “transgression.” He admitted to Larry King that he had done something “dishonorable, shabby and goatish.”
-- Jevon Phillips
The eccentric and press-shy Brando agreed to an interview with Larry at his Coldwater Canyon estate in 1994. The unquestionable highlight came when Brando innocently asked for Larry to plant a kiss on his lips. Larry happily obliged.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
The host has had many discussions with the former president over the years. In one of his recent visits, Clinton discussed his latest heart procedure, and Larry King, unbeknownst to many, revealed that he had undergone a similar operation just five weeks earlier. -- Jevon Phillips(Lorenzo Bevilaqua / Associated Press)
It’s the interview that wasn’t.
King sat down with John Mark Karr, the school teacher who falsely confessed to killing child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, but the would-be suspect refused to answer any case-related questions. The murder charges had been dropped and Karr had already done a “Today Show” interview, but his lawyers had advised him not say anything. In a chat that consisted primarily of Karr giving King the runaround, he told the veteran newsman, “I’ve never harmed a child, I’m saying it now, I’m saying that I would protect any child who I thought was being harmed. I don’t recall ever saying that I did harm a child.”
-- Emily Christianson
Sir Paul has been a
In 2007, McCartney took part in a sort of Beatles reunion. McCartney,
--Todd Martens (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Before the 2000 election that awarded the presidency to
Donald Trump waits to be interviewed by Larry King during a taping of “Larry King Live” in 1999. in New York. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to help him determine whether he could win the White House as a Reform Party candidate.(Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press)
Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. sits for an interview with Larry King in 1995. Cochran was an attorney in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial.(Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, right, makes a point while appearing with Hustler publisher Larry Flynt on Larry King’s CNN show in 1997.(Todd Plitt / Associated Press)
Larry King talks with John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1995.(Sam Kittner / Associated Press)