From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora Media, tweeted. In its early years, “Larry King Live” was based in Washington, which gave the show an air of gravitas. “Do you know who I am?”“Always loved Larry King and will miss him,” Seinfeld tweeted Saturday. 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.
‘Why am I here?’ 5 especially memorable lines from election debates of the past
In the 1992 presidential election, independent candidate Ross Perot had what at the time was deemed an unusual selection for his running mate, retired Navy Admiral James Stockdale. Bush, who served as Reagan’s vice president, easily won the 1988 presidential election over Michael Dukakis. “I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy,” Bentsen said.
Ross Perot, Billionaire Former Presidential Candidate, Has Died at Age 89
Billionaire, philanthropist and former presidential candidate Ross Perot has died, CBS News has confirmed. In 1992, Perot made a name for himself when he became the most successful non-major party presidential candidate in 80 years, amassing 19% of the popular vote, running against President George H.W. Perot's wealth, fame and confident prescription for the nation's economic ills propelled his 1992 campaign against President George H.W. During the campaign, Perot spent $63.5 million of his own money and bought up 30-minute television spots. "Ross Perot epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit and the American creed.
'Why am I here?' 5 memorable lines from election debates
In the 1992 presidential election, independent candidate Ross Perot had what at the time was deemed an unusual selection for his running mate, retired Navy Admiral James Stockdale. Bush, who served as Reagans vice president, easily won the 1988 presidential election over Michael Dukakis. However, it was Dukakis running mate, Lloyd Bentsen, who is remembered from that election for offering one of the most legendary lines ever in a political debate. I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine.
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2005: Vice Admiral James Stockdale, one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the United States Navy and Ross Perot's vice presidential running mate in 1992, dies of Alzheimer's disease at age 81 in Coronado, California. Stockdale, who was awarded 26 personal combat decorations, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars, was the highest-ranking naval officer held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. He is perhaps best remembered today for introducing himself to the country during the 1992 vice presidential debate by joking "Who am I? Why am I here?" Hide Caption