Award-winning broadcaster Larry King
marks his 50th anniversary in broadcasting with a week-long celebration on Larry King Live
and on CNN across all of its platforms, including on air, online and on radio. King kicks off the anniversary week with Oprah Winfrey
, Katie Couric
, Bill Clinton
, Bill Maher
and a two-hour special presentation, CNN Presents: Larry King – 50 Years of Pop Culture
King’s career began in 1957 when he worked at a small radio station in Miami Beach, Fla., performing odd jobs. When an announcer suddenly quit, he was given his big break and offered a position as a disc jockey. Fifty years and 40,000 interviews later, King altered the face of broadcasting with his everyman touch. He has interviewed everyone from presidents and kings, celebrities and newsmakers and ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. When King made the transition from his successful national radio talk show to cable, he helped pioneer the future of cable news programming and CNN.
As part of the weeklong anniversary celebration, King will host a few of his favorite guests during the week of April 16-22 on Larry King Live.