Larry King: An appreciation of his legacy from CNN president Jeff Zucker and founder Ted Turner
The long-time broadcaster King hosted “Larry King Live” on CNN for 25 years, making him one of the most recognized hosts in cable news history.
Zucker’s statement acknowledged King’s role in raising CNN’s profile around the world.
“His curiosity about the world propelled his award-winning career in broadcasting, but it was his generosity of spirit that drew the world to him,” Zucker said. “We are so proud of the 25 years he spent with CNN, where his newsmaker interviews truly put the network on the international stage.”
CNN was only five years old when Ted Turner recruited King to join the network and host a nightly interview program.
As King wrote in one of his books, “My Remarkable Journey,” the network “was just getting off the ground,” he said. “I don’t think you could even get it in…