"He started his career as a disc jockey in Miami. I started mine as a disc jockey in Tyler [Texas]. Our careers went in different directions," Ward said.
Ward said King was a truly unique and one-of-a-kind journalist.
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He had a way of conducting interviews, and said people always felt it was an honor to be interviewed by King.
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"It's always important for the person asking the questions to shut up, and listen," Ward said. "Larry did that. He was a master at it, and he got a lot of information out of it. He had no personal agenda, unlike a lot of journalist [and] reporters today. He let the interview takes its way of going."
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Over the course of his show 'Larry King Live', King developed a loyal audience. He interviewed presidents, athletes, actors, foreign dignitaries and more.
Ward said he was inquisitive, informative but most importantly, a great listener.
"The broadcasting industry lost a giant today with the passing of Larry King. I don't think there is a person in the United States of America who doesn't know of or admire Larry King the way I know I do," he said.
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