5.8/10
926
9 user 3 critic

Larry King Live 

Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown  
2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   … See all »
13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Larry King Now (TV Series 2012)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Larry King continues his brand of talk with "Larry King Now" on Ora TV & Hulu

Stars: Larry King, Howard Bragman, Chris Hardwick
Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series 1994)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their craft.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn
Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

Stars: Bill Maher, Christine O'Donnell, Lisa Ann Walter
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Oprah Winfrey hosts a live audience talk-show with celebrity guests and discusses daily stories.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen
Charlie Rose (TV Series 1991)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt
The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet
The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own unique fourth-wall breaking meta sitcom.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Larry King ...  Himself - Host / ... 575 episodes, 1986-2010
Edit

Storyline

Long-running news/talk show hosted by TV veteran Larry King. Each week, King brings on a series of guests for in depths, one-on-one interviews. His choice of guests is often controversial, sometimes unpopular, but almost always newsworthy. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

News | Talk-Show

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

CNN [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To show tou Larry King See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cable News Network (CNN) See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Kevin Pollak: The Littlest Suspect (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Larry King Live: Not Bad, Occasionally Trashy, and May Need a Better Interviewer than King
26 September 2008 | by classicalsteveSee all my reviews

As talk-shows go, Larry King Live is not bad, and since he occasionally gets good guests, it's a show to turn on once in awhile, but not compulsively. When Bill Maher, Carl Bernstein, a former president, or other substantive guests sit across from him, it's not too bad. Other times, he tends to host guests involved in the latest celebrity scandal which contributes absolutely no intelligent information to the country and feeds a largely uneducated public that wants to hear the latest gossip about movie and TV stars. During the OJ Simpson trial, it seemed like every other guest on his show was related to the case. But is this really journalism? Or the National Enquirer on the tube? Sometimes, it comes off a little bit like trash television--Jerry Springer in a sit down interview with phone calls instead of a live audience.

On the other side, King's show is definitely much better than Bill O'Reilly whose show is nothing more than a rightest-political platform of the Rush Limbaugh variety. That said, Larry King is not a bad interviewer, but alas, he is not a great one. King does not always come off like he completely comprehends when intellectual material is being presented, especially if it is by a scholar or historian with a new book on subtle aspects of politics. Always seems like the minute King can't quite deal with the issue at hand, that's when he turns to the phone calls, maybe hoping someone out in the country will have a better question than he has. He might interview someone like David Gergen, but may not have read any of his books. Sort of like the movie producer that never bothers to read the script.

When it's an entertainment celebrity, no problem. He can come off like he's thoroughly knowledgeable since the material is not that substantive anyway. Talking to Elizabeth Taylor about her relationship with Richard Burton is not exactly rocket science. And I notice he usually has seen the star's latest movie. Watching a movie takes much less time and contemplation than reading a book. However, if it's the likes of John Dean or Bob Woodward, King comes off a little like he didn't quite finish his homework. So off to the phones.

If you are looking for real in-depth interviewing, Terry Gross of NPR is probably the best interviewer in the United States. She reads and/or researches everything written by or about her guests beforehand and has a working knowledge of those areas. I don't see King quite doing that. Granted, he probably has an audience 1000 times larger than Terry Gross, which may say more about the American audience than King. In short, Larry is better than Bill but not as good as Terry.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed