Larry King has been broadcasting for 50 years, has conducted 10,000 interviews and is just warming up!
In an interview by Katie Couric to mark his 50 years she asked him, “What makes a good guest?”
He said there are four things:
The person needs to have passion,
The ability to explain what they do in a skilful way,
A chip on their shoulder (involving a certain amount of anger) and
A great sense of humor.
He said, Frank Sinatra had all four and he was in Larry’s top ten favorite people to interview.
Larry King Live, Interview of Larry King by Katie Couric, CNN, May 13, 2007.