This King Is A Real Prince!

Many moons ago (17 years, in fact), I co-hosted a sporting competition called the Goodwill Games on TBS. At the time, I was a sportscaster on CNN and during the 14-day gig in Seattle, I worked with broadcasting legend Larry King, the event's main host. King had a huge movie-star trailer befitting his status in the business; his heart was just as big. He took me under his wing and always offered encouraging words. I have never forgotten that and have enjoyed seeing him in the years that followed.

It's been 20 years since King's life-changing heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery. Along with his wife Shawn, he has helped fund The Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which helps pay for heart surgeries for the uninsured. Check out the Web site to learn more about how you can help those with heart problems and click here to


With the motivation of a young wife and two young kids, Larry has dedicated himself to staying as healthy as possible and today celebrated his 74th birthday. Of course, he has the best talk show on television and is routinely in the news himself. Just last week, Donny Osmond said King "ambushed" his sister, Marie, during an interview.

For Larry's take on the controversy,