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Larry King

Photo of Larry KingAward-winning radio and television host community leader, Larry King has hosted CNN’s Larry King Live since 1985. He has conducted more than 40,000 interviews with many of the leading figures of our times.

Following a 1987 heart attack, Mr. King established the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which works in conjunction with hospitals to provide life-saving treatment to people who otherwise could not afford it. He also wrote two popular books about living with heart disease.

In 1989, Mr. King was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Among his many awards are the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, for both his radio and television shows, and 10 Cable ACE awards for Best Interviewer and for Best Talk Show Series. He received the President's Award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2006, in recognition of his impact on media, and was the first recipient of the Arizona State University Hugh Downs Award for Communication Excellence in 2007.