Video: Nighttime's Master of the Mike

In a tower of babble, Larry King is riding high

It is shortly after 2 in the morning, and Larry King is just hitting his stride. He has already spent an hour on TV grilling Negotiator Herb Cohen about the hostage crisis in Lebanon, and two more on radio talking with Jonathan Coleman, author of a book about the murder of Utah Millionaire Franklin Bradshaw. Now he is fielding phone calls on any and all subjects from his late-night radio audience. A New Yorker wants to know if the Yankees' recent winning streak might lead to a pennant. ("I don't think their pitching is good enough," King replies.) A man asks...

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