King in March 2017
Lawrence Harvey Zeiger
November 19, 1933
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Education||Lafayette High School|
|Occupation||Radio and television host/personality|
Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger; November 19, 1933) is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys, an Emmy award, and 10 Cable ACE Awards.
King began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and gained prominence beginning in 1978 as host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System. From 1985 to 2010, he hosted the nightly interview television program Larry King Live on CNN. He currently hosts Larry King Now on Hulu and RT America during the week, and on Thursdays he hosts Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show which airs in the evening on the same two channels.
Early life and education
King was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, one of two sons of Jennie (Gitlitz), a garment worker who was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Aaron Zeiger, a restaurant owner and defense-plant worker who was born in Kolomyia, Ukraine. His parents were Orthodox Jews.
King was educated at Lafayette High School, a public high school in Brooklyn. His father died at 44 of a heart attack which resulted in the mother and two sons supported by welfare. King was greatly affected by his father's death, and he lost interest in school.
Miami radio and television
A CBS staff announcer, whom King met by chance, suggested he go to Florida which was a growing media market with openings for inexperienced broadcasters. King went to Miami, and after initial setbacks, he got his first job in radio. The manager of a small station, WAHR (now WMBM) in Miami Beach, hired him to clean up and perform miscellaneous tasks. When one of their announcers abruptly quit, King was put on the air. His first broadcast was on May 1, 1957, working as the disc jockey from 9 a.m. to noon. He also did two afternoon newscasts and a sportscast. He was paid $50 a week.
He acquired the name Larry King when the general manager, Marshall Simmonds, claimed that Zeiger was too ethnic and difficult to remember, so Larry chose the surname King, which he got from an advertisement in the Miami Herald for King's Wholesale Liquor, minutes before airtime. Within two years, he legally changed his name to Larry King.
He began doing interviews on a mid-morning show for WIOD, at Pumpernik's Restaurant in Miami Beach. He would interview whoever walked in. His first interview was with a waiter at the restaurant. Two days later, singer Bobby Darin, in Miami for a concert that evening, walked into Pumpernik's having heard King's radio show; Darin became King's first celebrity interview guest.
King's Miami radio show brought him local notoriety. A few years later, in May 1960, he hosted Miami Undercover, airing Sunday nights at 11:30 p.m. on WPST-TV Channel 10 (now WPLG). On the show, he moderated debates on important local issues of the day.
King credits his success on local television to the assistance of comedian Jackie Gleason, whose national television variety show was being taped in Miami Beach during this time. "That show really took off because Gleason came to Miami," King said in a 1996 interview he gave when inducted into the Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. "He did that show and stayed all night with me. We stayed till five in the morning. He didn't like the set, so we broke into the general manager's office and changed the set. Gleason changed the set, he changed the lighting, and he became like a mentor of mine."
During this period, WIOD gave King further exposure as a color commentator for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, during their 1970 season and most of their 1971 season. However, he was dismissed by both WIOD and television station WTVJ as a late-night radio host and sports commentator as of December 20, 1971, when he was arrested after being accused of grand larceny by a former business partner. Other staffers covered the Dolphins' games into their 24–3 loss to Dallas in Super Bowl VI. King also lost his weekly column at the Miami Beach Sun newspaper. The charges were dropped. Eventually, King was rehired by WIOD. For several years during the 1970s, he hosted a sports talk-show called "Sports-a-la-King" that featured guests and callers.
On January 30, 1978, King went national on a nightly Mutual Broadcasting System coast-to-coast broadcast, inheriting the talk show slot that had began with Herb Jepko in 1975, then followed by "Long John" Nebel in 1977, until his illness and death the following year. King's Mutual show rapidly developed a devoted audience.
The program was broadcast live Monday through Friday from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time. King would interview a guest for the first 90 minutes, with callers asking questions that continued the interview for another 90 minutes. At 3 a.m., the Open Phone America segment began, where he would allow callers to discuss any topic they pleased with him, until the end of the program, when he expressed his own political opinions. Many stations in the western time zones would carry the Open Phone America portion of the show live, followed by the guest interview on tape delay.
Some of King's regular callers used pseudonyms or were given nicknames by King, such as "The Numbers Guy", "The Chair", "The Portland Laugher," "The Miami Derelict," and "The Scandal Scooper". The show was successful, starting with relatively few affiliates and eventually growing to more than 500. King hosted the show until stepping down in 1994. King would occasionally entertain the audience by telling amusing stories from his youth or early broadcasting career.
For its final year, the show was moved to afternoons. After King stepped down, Mutual gave the afternoon slot to David Brenner and Mutual's affiliates were given the option of carrying the audio of King's new CNN evening television program. After Westwood One dissolved Mutual in 1999, the radio simulcast of the CNN show continued until December 31, 2009.
He started his Larry King Live CNN show in June 1985, hosting a broad range of guests from controversial figures of UFO conspiracy theories and alleged psychics, to prominent politicians and leading figures in the entertainment industry, often doing their first or only interview on breaking news stories on his show. After doing his CNN show from 9 to 10 p.m., King would then travel to the studios of the Mutual Broadcasting System to do his radio show, when both shows still aired.
Unlike many interviewers, King has a direct, non-confrontational approach. His reputation for asking easy, open-ended questions has made him attractive to important figures who want to state their position while avoiding being challenged on contentious topics. King has said that when interviewing authors, he does not read their books in advance, so that he will not know more than his audience.
Throughout his career, King has interviewed many of the leading figures of his time. According to CNN, King has conducted more than 30,000 interviews in his career.
King also wrote a regular newspaper column in USA Today for almost 20 years, from shortly after that first national newspaper's debut in Baltimore-Washington in 1982 until September 2001. The column consisted of short "plugs, superlatives and dropped names" but was dropped when the newspaper redesigned its "Life" section. The column was resurrected in blog form in November 2008 and on Twitter in April 2009.
On June 29, 2010, King announced that after 25 years, he would be stepping down from his nightly job hosting Larry King Live. However, he stated that he would remain with CNN to host occasional specials. The announcement came in the wake of speculation that CNN had approached Piers Morgan, the British television personality and journalist, as King's primetime replacement, which was confirmed that September.
The final edition of Larry King Live aired on December 16, 2010, after a quarter-century. The show concluded with his last thoughts and a thank you to his audience for watching and supporting him over the years. The concluding words of Larry King on the show were, "I... I, I don't know what to say except to you, my audience, thank you. And instead of goodbye, how about so long."
On February 17, 2012, CNN announced that he would no longer host specials.
In March 2012, King co-founded Ora TV, a production company, with Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim. On January 16, 2013, Ora TV celebrated their 100th episode of Larry King Now. In September 2017, King stated that he had no intention of ever retiring and expects to host his programs until he dies.
Ora TV signed a multi-year deal with Hulu to exclusively carry King's new talk-oriented web series, Larry King Now, beginning July 17. On October 23, 2012, King hosted the third-party presidential debate on Ora TV, featuring Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, and Gary Johnson.
In May 2013, the Russian network, RT America announced that they struck a deal with Ora TV to host the Larry King Now show on its network. King said in an advertisement on RT America: "I would rather ask questions to people in positions of power, instead of speaking on their behalf." The show would continue to be available on Hulu.com and Ora.TV. The following month, RT America began airing Larry King's new Thursday evening political talk show Politicking with Larry King, beginning with a discussion between Representative Aaron Schock (R, Illinois), Democratic Political Strategist Peter Fenn and Politico's Deputy Managing Editor Rachel Smolkin about Edward Snowden's leak scandal that revealed secret NSA surveillance programs.
When criticized for doing business with a Russian-owned TV network in 2014, King responded, "I don't work for RT", noting that his podcasts, Larry King Now and Politicking, are licensed for a fee to RT America by New York-based Ora TV. "It’s a deal made between the companies… They just license our shows. If they took something out, I would never do it. It would be bad if they tried to edit out things. I wouldn’t put up with it."
Larry King remains active as a writer and television personality. King was the moderator of the sixth Kazenergy Eurasian Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan, an annual forum for Kazakhstan's energy sector occurring in October 2011.
King guest starred in episodes of "Arthur", 30 Rock and Gravity Falls, had cameos in Ghostbusters and Bee Movie, and voiced Doris the Ugly Stepsister in Shrek 2 and its sequels. He also played himself in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
King hosted the educational television series In View with Larry King from 2013 to 2015, which was carried on cable television networks including Fox Business Network and Discovery and produced by The Profiles Series production company.
King made an appearance alongside his wife, Shawn King, on October 8 edition[when?] of WWE Monday Night Raw and participated in a segment with The Miz and Kofi Kingston. He had served as Raw's Social Media Ambassador the previous week.
King has become a very active user on the social-networking site Twitter, where he posts thoughts and comments on a wide variety of subjects. King states, "I love tweeting, I think it's a different world we've entered. When people were calling in, they were calling in to the show and now on Twitter I'm giving out thoughts, opinions. The whole concept has changed."
Since 2011, he has also made various TV infomercials, often appearing as a "host" discussing products like Omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplement OmegaXL with guests, in an interview style reminiscent of his past TV programs.
In 2018, he stated, "Global climate change is threatening humanity’s existence and is “a potentially catastrophic issue from the combustion of fossil fuels ... putting immense pressure on the environment and on our health.”
After his 1987 heart attack, King founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which paid for life-saving cardiac procedures for people who otherwise would not be able to afford them.
On September 10, 1990, while on The Joan Rivers Show, Rivers asked King which contestant in the Miss America pageant was "the ugliest." King responded, "Miss Pennsylvania. She was one of the 10 finalists and she did a great ventriloquist bit ... The dummy was prettier." King was a judge for the September 8, 1990 pageant. King later sent Miss Pennsylvania, Marla Wynne, a dozen long-stemmed roses and a telegram apologizing for his remarks.
In 1997, King was one of 34 celebrities to sign an open letter to then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, published as a newspaper advertisement in the International Herald Tribune, which protested the treatment of Scientologists in Germany, comparing it to the Nazis' oppression of Jews in the 1930s. Other signatories included Dustin Hoffman and Goldie Hawn.
King has been married eight times, to seven women. He married high-school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952 at age 19. That union ended the following year at the behest of their parents, who reportedly had the youngsters' marriage annulled. King was later briefly married to Annette Kaye who gave birth to his son, Larry Jr., in November 1961. King did not meet Larry Jr. until the son was in his thirties. Larry Jr. and his wife, Shannon, have three children.
In 1961, King married his third wife, Alene Akins, a Playboy Bunny, at one of the magazine's eponymous nightclubs. King adopted Alene's son Andy in 1962, and divorced the following year. In 1963, King married his fourth wife, Mary Francis "Mickey" Stuphin, who divorced King. He remarried Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969. The couple divorced a second time in 1972. In 1997, Dove Books published a book written by King and Chaia, Daddy Day, Daughter Day. Aimed at young children, it tells each of their accounts of his divorce from Akins.
On September 25, 1976, King married his fifth wife, mathematics teacher and production assistant Sharon Lepore. The couple divorced in 1983.
King met businesswoman Julie Alexander in 1989, and proposed to her on the couple's first date on August 1, 1989. Alexander became King's sixth wife on October 7, 1989, when the two were married in Washington, D.C. The couple lived in different cities, however, with Alexander in Philadelphia, and King in Washington, D.C., where he worked. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992. He became engaged to actress Deanna Lund in 1995, after five weeks of dating, but they remained unmarried.
In 1997, he married his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, born in 1959 as Shawn Ora Engemann, a singer, actress, and TV host, in King's Los Angeles hospital room three days before King underwent heart surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. Shawn was raised in a Mormon household. The couple have two children: Chance, born March 1999, and Cannon, born May 2000. He is stepfather to Arena Football League quarterback Danny Southwick. On King and Southwick's 10th anniversary in September 2007, Southwick joked she was "the only [wife] to have lasted into the two digits". On April 14, 2010, both Larry and Shawn King filed for divorce, but have since reconciled.
On February 24, 1987, King suffered a major heart attack and then had quintuple-bypass surgery. Since then, King has written two books about living with heart disease. Mr. King, You're Having a Heart Attack: How a Heart Attack and Bypass Surgery Changed My Life (1989, ISBN 0-440-50039-7) was written with New York's Newsday science editor B. D. Colen. Taking On Heart Disease: Famous Personalities Recall How They Triumphed over the Nation's #1 Killer and How You Can, Too (2004, ISBN 1-57954-820-2) features the experience of various celebrities with cardiovascular disease including Peggy Fleming and Regis Philbin.
King has received annual chest X-rays to monitor his heart condition. During his 2017 examination, doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his lung. It was successfully removed with surgery.
Awards and nominations
King has received many broadcasting awards. He won the Peabody Award for Excellence in broadcasting for both his radio (1982) and television (1992) shows. He has also won 10 CableACE awards for Best Interviewer and for Best Talk Show Series.
In 1989, King was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and in 1996 to the Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. In 2002, the industry publication Talkers Magazine named King both the fourth-greatest radio talk show host of all time and the top television talk show host of all time.
In 1994, King received the Scopus Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University. In June 1998, he received an honorary degree from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, for his life achievements.
He was given the Golden Mike Award for Lifetime Achievement in January 2009, by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.
King is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills. He is also a recipient of the President's Award honoring his impact on media from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2006.
King was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Bradley University; for which he said "is really a hoot." King has received numerous honorary degrees from institutions as George Washington University, the Columbia School of Medicine, among others.
In 2003, King was named as recipient of the Snuffed Candle Award by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry's Council for Media Integrity. King received this award for '"encouraging credulity (and) presenting pseudoscience as genuine'".
In July 2009, King appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, where he told host O'Brien about his wishes to be cryonically preserved upon death, as he had revealed in his book My Remarkable Journey. In December 2011, preceding a CNN Special on the topic, the Kings had a special dinner with friends Conan O'Brien, Tyra Banks, Shaquille O'Neal, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones, and Russell Brand where his intent to do so was reiterated, among other topics that were discussed.
King has stated that his interest in cryonics is partly due to not believing in an afterlife or a higher power. King says that he's an atheist, and that he doubts religious claims, in part because of human suffering from natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
When asked what he'd like his legacy to be, King, referring to himself, said, "His life led to more people having information that they didn't have before, and he taught us a lot and we learned a lot and enjoyed it at the same time. He brought a great deal of pride to his business."
- King, Larry (June 1, 2016). "Larry King on His Path From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
Today, my wife, Shawn, and I and our two boys live in Beverly Hills, in a two-story, five-bedroom house.
- Aliza Davidovit. "Larry King". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "Larry King Mutual Radio 1982". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- RT schedule Click on America for RT America. Accessed September 15. 2013.
- "The Nine Lives Of Larry King". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- Larry King Fast Facts CNN. May 5, 2013
- "Person Details for Jennie Gitlitz". New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940. Retrieved November 2, 2015 – via FamilySearch.org.
- [better source needed] "Larry King profile". filmreference.com. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- Bloom, Nate (April 18, 2008). "Celebrities". Jweekly.com. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
- Wenig, Gaby (November 14, 2003). "Q & A With Larry King". Archived from the original on March 24, 2004. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- Gay, Jason (7 March 2013). "Larry King: Back in Brooklyn". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
- "Larry King". Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- "Larry King biography". Achievement.org. Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on February 1, 1998. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- King, Larry (2001). "Larry King on Getting Seduced". Blank on Blank (Interview). Interviewed by Cal Fussman. Los Angeles: PBS Digital Studios. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
- "Larry King Biography". WhyFame. Archived from the original on April 10, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Caitlin A. Johnson (February 11, 2009). "Larry King Celebrates 50 Years On Air". CBS News. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Christina and Jordana (July 5, 2010). "Goodbye Larry King". Schema Magazine. Archived from the original on July 16, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Pekkanen, John (March 10, 1980). "While Most of America Sleeps, Larry King Talks to Six Million People All Through the Night". People. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "Legendary Talk Show Host Larry King Joins the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co". Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Sargalski, Trina. "Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin". wlrn.org. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
- "Pumperniks - Restaurant-ing through history". restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
- Larry King (May 5, 2009). "Excerpt: How I Became Larry King". CNN. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Jon Bershad (June 30, 2010). "From the Mediaite Vault: Larry King Takes on Gangsters (and Loses) in 1961". Mediaite (blog). Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "The Interview King". Academy of Achievement. June 29, 1996. Archived from the original on February 1, 1998. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- "Larry King – Talk Show Host". dLife. Archived from the original on December 17, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "Larry King". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- "The Nine Lives Of Larry King". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Listen! You're going to hear things you've never heard before". dcrtv. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- "Mutual Broadcasting System". Encyclopædia Britannica.
- "Midnight Snoozer". Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania · Page 13". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Technical Correction / "The Numbers Guy" And Wall Street". SFGate. November 21, 2000.
- King, Larry; Yoffe, Emily (July 25, 1984). "Larry King". Berkley Books. Retrieved July 25, 2017 – via Google Books.
- Larry King Bio Archived May 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- King, Larry. My Remarkable Journey. Google books. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "The Nine Lives Of Larry King". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Today's Talk-Radio Topic: The Future of Talk Radio". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Westwood One Ends Larry King Show Simulcast". Radio Syndication Talk. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- One notable guest is Sylvia Browne, who in 2005 told the Newsweek magazine that King, a believer in the paranormal, asks her to do private psychic readings. Setoodeh, Ramin (January 14, 2005). "Predictions: Jacko Convicted, But Blake Gets Off". Newsweek. Archived from the original on February 11, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2007.
- "The Man Who Can`t Stop Talking Starting In South Florida, Larry King Has Been Live And On The Air For More Than 30 Years. On Radio And Tv, When The King Of Talk Speaks, The World Listens". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- Barry, Ellen (December 1, 2010). "Blunt and Blustery, Putin Responds to State Department Cables on Russia". The New York Times. Retrieved December 3, 2010.
- King, Larry (September 23, 2001). "A New York boy pays tribute, bids farewell". USA Today. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
- Barringer, Felicity (September 5, 2001). "Larry King's Weekly Column for USA Today to Be Dropped". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
- King, Larry (November 24, 2008). "King's Things: It's My Two Cents". CNN. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
- King, Larry. "King's Things". Twitter. Retrieved October 19, 2009.
- "Larry King to end long-running US TV chat show". BBC News. June 30, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- "CNN denies Larry King will be replaced". The Spy Report. Media Spy. June 16, 2010. Archived from the original on November 18, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- "Piers Morgan signs on as Larry King replacement". The Spy Report. Media Spy. September 9, 2010. Archived from the original on September 15, 2010. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- Duke, Alan; Braiker, Brian (June 30, 2010). "Piers Morgan to join CNN with prime-time hour in Larry King slot". ABC News. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
- "Larry King signs off from CNN talk show". The Spy Report. Media Spy. December 17, 2010. Archived from the original on December 23, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
- "Photos: Larry King's Final CNN "Larry King Live" Broadcast Party". iknowjack.radio.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22.
- "CNN officially severs ties with Larry King". Los Angeles Times. February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
- Burroni, Christine (September 13, 2017). Larry King reveals lung cancer diagnosis. The New York Post. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
- Wallenstein, Andrew (July 17, 2012). "Larry King's 'Now' to stream on Hulu: Internet vid giant pacts with Carlos Slim Helu's Ora TV venture". Variety via the Chicago Tribune.
- "Third-party candidates face off in US debate". Al Jazeera English. October 23, 2012.
- Dylan Byers, Larry King joins Russian channel RT, Politico, May 29, 2013.
- RT America to broadcast Larry King's new political show, RT Press release, May 29, 2013.
- Politicking: Larry King talks NSA scandal fallout, RT.com, June 13, 2013.
- Larry King's Russian TV Dilemma; news story on The Daily Beast online news site, March 6, 2014.
- "KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum." Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Expo-kz.kz Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 2011.
- "The main topic of the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum is: 'Kazakhstan: 20 Years of Sustainable Growth, New Horizons For Investments and Cooperation'." Corporate Social Responsibility in Kazakhstan. Retrieved September 2011.
- "The main topic of the VI KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum is: 'Kazakhstan: 20 Years of Sustainable Growth, New Horizons For Investments and Cooperation'." Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Rogtecmagazine.com. Retrieved September 2011.
- Larry King on IMDb 
- "Larry King's IN VIEW Television Show to Feature Help Hospitalized Veterans" Retrieved November 2015.
- Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Retrieved November 2015.
- "Larry King on his dream guest, Twitter, and the 100th episode of 'Larry King Now' -- EXCLUSIVE". EW.com.
- "OmegaXL (22x) More Free Fatty Acids Omega XL Great HealthWorks". OmegaXL - by Great HealthWorks - Omega 3 Supplement. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
- "Larry King Returns to TV - as BreathGemz Pitchman | News". AdAge. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- "Crypto Startup Taps Larry King in Shared Effort to Combat Climate Change". Yahoo. 2018.
- "Life Extension Magazine - Larry King Saves Lives". LifeExtension.com.
- "Larry King to Host Chabad Telethon". August 29, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
- "Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden website: Donors". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- NEWSMAKERS:`Ugliest' beauty offered equal time, The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution, September 12, 1990
- The People Column, Roanoke Times, September 15, 1990
- Drozdiak, William (January 14, 1997). "U.S. Celebrities Defend Scientology in Germany". The Washington Post. p. A11.
- Starr, Michael (May 21, 2009). "Larry King Introduces the World to his Son Larry King Jr". New York Post. Retrieved June 6, 2009.
- "Larry King divorces Shawn Southwick: Meet the TV icon's slew of ex-wives". Daily News. April 16, 2010. p. 4 of 25.
- "Transcript: Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees". CNN. May 21, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2009.
- Daily News, slide show. Daily News. pp. 5–6.
- Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 23, 1989.
- Daily News, slide show. Daily News. pp. 7–8.
- Daily News, slide show. Daily News. p. 10.
- Daily News, slide show, ibid., p. 11 of 25
- "CNN Host Larry King, 7th Wife File for Divorce". Associated Press (via The New York Times). April 14, 2010.
- Rush & Molloy (June 30, 2008). "The skinny on Larry King's wife". Daily News. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- "Larry King's ex says that TV star and wife's marriage is beyond repair". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
- "About.com - Marriage - The Marriages of Larry King". About. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "The Cable Hall of Fame Past Honorees". cablecenter.org. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
- Lee, Ken (April 14, 2010). "Larry King Files for Divorce – Breakups, Larry King". People. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- "Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick call off their divorce". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-03-11.
- Ken Gurnick (February 26, 2014). "Larry King to host show on SportsNet LA". MLB.com.
- "Larry King secretly battles stage 1 lung cancer". dailymail.co.uk.
- "5 Things You Might Not Know About Larry King - Grandparents.com". grandparents.com. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
- "Heart Health: Conquering the #1 Killer with Larry King". MedicineNet. February 24, 1987. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "Home Page". January 13, 2012. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
- "The Peabody Awards - The Larry King Show".
- "The Peabody Awards - Larry King Live Election Coverage 1992".
- "National Radio Hall Of Fame Gallery- Larry King".
- "The 25 Greatest Radio and Television Talk Show Hosts of All Time". Talkers Magazine. September 2002. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- Byrne, Bridget (January 31, 1994). "King Crowned With Scopus Award". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- "Hugh Downs honors Larry King with award for communication excellence". Time. April 3, 2007. Retrieved February 15, 2008.
- "Hugh Downs". Arizona State university: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 2008. Archived from the original (– Scholar search) on September 3, 2006.
- "Larry King gives commencement keynote". lydia.bradley.edu. Bradley University. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
- Nisbet, Matt (1999). "Candle in the Dark and Snuffed Candle Awards". Skeptical Inquirer. 23 (2): 6.
- Frazier, Kendrick (2004). "From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code: CSICOP Albuquerque Conference Has Fun Exposing Hoaxes, Myths and Manias". Skeptical Inquirer. 28 (2): 7.
- O'Brien, Conan (July 9, 2009). "Larry King Part 2". The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Archived from the original on September 12, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- King, Larry (May 19, 2009). My Remarkable Journey. Weinstein Books. ISBN 1-60286-086-6.
- "Larry King: I want to be frozen". CNN. December 2, 2011.
- "Norm Macdonald & Larry King - Norm Macdonald Live - Video Podcast Network". YouTube. April 30, 2013. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
- "Larry King Demands Conan Freeze His Corpse". Conan. 13 Feb 2014.
- Nick Gillespie (4 Apr 2015). "Larry King Loves Cryonics & Rand Paul (!): "I Want to Be Around to Pick Up the Pieces."". Reason.com.
Reason: Are you still into cryonics? King: Yes. I’m putting it in my will. I’ll tell you why. I’m an atheist. Most libertarians should be atheists.Missing or empty
- "#AskLarry: The King gets candid about the origins of his atheistic beliefs - March 4, 2014". Larry King Youtube. 4 Mar 2014.
- Ventura, Jesse. "PodcastOne: We The People! with Jesse Ventura, "Larry King Takes On Politics, Pot & the President", uploaded January 9, 2015, recorded November 18, 2014. (37:00-42:00)". podcastone.com. Retrieved July 25, 2017.