Thursday, July 10, 2008

Intersection named "Larry King Square"

Originally uploaded by CD-13
In honor of his 50th anniversary in broadcast journalism, I joined Larry King to announce the naming of the intersection of Sunset and Cahuenga Boulevards as “Larry King Square.” The Square is located at the CNN Los Angeles bureau, where King hosted Larry King Live 23 years.

While most know Larry King for his work in radio and television news broadcasting, his influence in the community has reached far beyond that. The Los Angeles resident has established the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, helped organize relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, and created a scholarship fund for aspiring journalists from disadvantaged backgrounds. King’s recognition for journalism include two Peabody Awards for broadcasting, and he was inducted into both the Radio Hall of Fame and the Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.