The king of CNN comes to Indiana. Larry King performs his new one man show “Standing Up” Friday, May 20 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana. A fixture of CNN prime time, Larry King has left the air, but he is far from done talking. Hoosier Park Racing and Casino offers two chances to see King in action at 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm at their Anderson location. Tickets for this Indianapolis event range between $35 and $65. Don’t miss this exciting Indianapolis performing arts program.
Larry King is the king of news talk shows. After 25 years on CNN with his celebrated show “Larry King Live,” he retired from life in the public eye. But at 77 years old, King is still kicking. As one of the premier broadcast interviewers, King has won an Emmy Award, Peabody Awards, and ten Cable ACE Awards. Over the course of his career, King has interviewed celebrities, politicians and other people making headlines around the world.
Born Lawrence Zeiger in Brooklyn in 1933, King new from an early age he wanted to go into radio. He moved to Miami, where he got his first job at WMBM in Miami Beach, cleaning up and doing handy man work. By 1957, he had worked his way onto the air. A general manager at the station urged him to change his name to something “less ethnic and more memorable.” He chose “King,” and his talk show became one of the most popular in Florida.
In 1978, King made the leap to national broadcasting, where he was heard across the United States. He took a nightly talk show slot on the Mutual Broadcasting System, where he broadcast from midnight to 5:30 am. He interviewed guest for 90 minutes, callers could ask the guest questions for the next 90 minutes and after 3 am he launched into a segment called “Open Phone America,” where callers could choose their own topic of conversation.
In the mid eighties, King got his gig on CNN with Larry King Live. His guests ranged from controversial figures of UFO conspiracy theories and alleged psychics to prominent politicians and leading entertainment figures. His direct, non-confrontational style of interview has made him famous. He has a reputation for asking easy open ended questions, that made him attractive to many pubic figures looking to state their position without being challenged. Yet, King’s frank style made him a favorite among viewers.
Hear him extol the good times and bad in his career that spans more than four decades in “Standing Up.” This celebrated journalist turns his life long career into fodder for a one man show, offering insight into his position on the other side of the interview. Head to Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Friday, May 20 to catch Larry King in person!
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino offers horse racing and gambling games for lucky Hoosiers looking to win some fun. With a variety of activities and options for entertainment, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is a one stop shop for fun. Enjoy a meal at Club Centaur. Play black jack, slots and more in the casino. And place a bet on your favorite Philly at the race track.
Before the show, grab dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, discuss the content of King’s show over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to FunCityFinder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts and Indianapolis theatre to Indianapolis sports and Indianapolis shopping. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the most of the Circle City!
Larry King’s “Standing Up”
Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm
Hoosier Park Racing and Casino
4500 Dan Patch Circle