Larry King (1933-2021) says of his approach, "an interview is an interview. It's basically who, what, where, when and why. And while it is certainly kind of an exalted place to sit with the Prime Minister of Great Britain or the president of a country, it's still… 'why do you do what you do? How do you feel about what you do? What do you think about what's happening in the world?' It comes down to an interviewer is an interviewer. I never sat down with a President of the United States or a world leader or head of a country and thought, 'whew, this is the head of a country -- I have to be different!' I'm still every man. What would a guy in the street say to Chirac of France if you had a chance to talk to him?"
In his three and a half-hour interview, Larry King talks about his early broadcasting career in radio and television from such stations as WPST-TV [WPLG-TV] and WIOD-Radio in Miami and his break into national television with The Larry King Show on radio and his long-running interview show Larry King Live on CNN, beginning in 1985. Stephen J. Abramson conducted the interview in three sessions on October 29, 2009, December 2, 2009, and February 16, 2010 in North Hollywood, CA.