King’s 50th: “They Let Me Be Me”

By Brian 

Katie Couric turned the tables on Larry King and interviewed him on CNN last night. Here’s the transcript.

  COURIC: Why do you think, Larry, in a business that can be pretty tough, you have endured for so many years?

KING: Oh, that’s hard to self-examine. It’s a good question. I don’t know.

First, I’ve had supportive management, pretty much all the way, from the first people that hired me who liked me, to the Ted Turners, to the current group at CNN, to the people in radio all those years. So they were — they let me — they let me be me, which is the key in this business. And I think I’ve always been me. And I think that comes through to people.