With a storied career at CNN lasting 25 years, it is understandable that Larry King would have, at the very least, a few celebrated celebrity guests. However, spanning the years, King, the current host of the In View series, welcomed dozens, if not hundreds, of important guests.
On King’s very first episode in 1985, he had the pleasure of interviewing then-Governor of New York Mario Cuomo. This indicates that, even in his early days as on television shows, King was known for giving an honest interview. Very few people can say that they landed an interview with a major politician on their first day at a new job.
Another notable guest was Tammy Faye Messner, who appeared on the show to discuss her battle with cancer. She appeared only one day before she lost her battle with the disease. This illustrates the appeal that King has had with people who want to be interviewed. His interview subjects trust him as much as his viewers do. Everyone knows that King is the man to go to for a frank, honest, and open interview.
King’s final show aired on December 15th, 2010 to huge ratings. He welcomed many guests, such as NBC news anchor Brian Williams and Barbara Walters.
With 25 years on the air, “Larry King Live” welcomed many different guests from all walks of life. King interviewed them all in a factual, engaging manner that endeared him to his viewers and his subjects.