Join us on Thursday, January 18th for a special evening with
Larry King, legendary, Peabody and Emmy award-winning broadcaster who has interviewed more than 50,000 people over the course of his 60-year career.
In 2012, after 27 years at CNN, he partnered with Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to create Ora TV, a digital network and production company. King is currently the host of "Larry King Now" and "PoliticKING with Larry King," produced and distributed by Ora TV.
King started his career in 1957 as a disc jockey at WAHR (now WMBM) in Miami where he hosted two afternoon newscasts and a sportscast. In 1978, he hosted the first ever live national call-in radio show hosted by Mutual Radio, and became known for his conversational style of interviewing and diverse roster of newsmaking guests.
In June 1985, King was hired by Ted Turner and spent 25 years as host of CNN's "Larry King Live." King's interviews made headlines - and sometimes history - with some of the biggest newsmakers in politics, business, entertainment, sports and religion. His high-profile interviews have included every president since Richard Nixon, hard-to-get conversations with Marlon Brando, Johnny Carson, Al Pacino, Frank Sinatra... and notable newsmakers like Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Billy Graham, Audrey Hepburn... and Oprah Winfrey. He's interviewed world leaders from Yasser Arafat, King Hussein of Jordan, Gen. Colin Powell, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Michelle Obama, Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Shimon Peres.
In 1992, King won the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. King also moderated the famed NAFTA debate between then-Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot in 1993, which smashed cable industry ratings records at the time, reaching more than 16.3 million viewers.
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