Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered his condolences on the death of US TV and radio broadcaster Larry King, the Kremlin’s spokesman said.
“King repeatedly interviewed Putin. The president has always appreciated his great professionalism and unquestioned journalistic authority,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by state RIA Novosti news agency.
King, who hosted CNN’s award-winning “Larry King Live” for 25 years, interviewed everyone from world leaders and celebrities to criminals and conspiracy theorists during 6,000-plus episodes of the evening show from 1985 tthrough 2010.
“Instead of goodbye, how about so long,” King told viewers when he signed off from his final CNN show.