FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2017, file photo, Larry King attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at the New York Hilton, in New York.
(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday.
In its early years, “Larry King Live” was based in Washington, D.C., which gave the show an air of gravitas.
Originating from Washington on the Mutual network, “The Larry King Show” was eventually heard on more than 300 stations and made King a national phenomenon.
“Larry King Live” debuted on June 1, 1985, and became CNN’s highest-rated program.