Larry King Dies – level 3

28-01-2021 07:00

Larry King, giant of US broadcasting who achieved worldwide fame for interviewing political leaders and celebrities, died at the age of 87.

In his six-decade career, King conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews, including every US president from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and Lady Gaga.

King´s popular CNN talk show ‘Larry King’ Live ran for 25 years, and the talk show host was famous for his suspenders and rolled-up sleeves. The program was broadcast around the world, and it was a success with audiences. King earned a number of honors; however, he was also criticized for his non-confrontational approach and open-ended questions.

Earlier this month, King was reportedly treated in hospital for COVID-19, and he died as a medical center in Los Angeles, US.

Difficult words: suspenders (a pair of straps that stretch over a man´s shoulders and they hold up his trousers), non-confrontational (not aggressive and dealing with situations calmly), open-ended question (a question that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no and that has more possible answers).

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