Larry King

The Internet sensation "Larry King Now" just received its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis in the prominent 35th News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “Larry King Now” stands out as the only digital show to be nominated in this category.

"I started the first national radio talk show, I started the first world-wide cable show, and the thought of breaking new ground on the internet appealed to me," said Larry King. "I'm curious and I like to try new things. This new venue completely interested me, especially the chance to partner with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim [who owns, the parent company that produces Larry King Now]."

Larry King is a pioneer in the media industry. Now starting its third season, the digital "Larry King Now" is the latest example of the legendary talk show host's innovative approach to embracing the future of broadcasting. 

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards selected the “Larry King Now” episode “Head Trauma in the NFL” for the nomination. This episode features a candid panel discussion about the growing issue of head trauma and player safety in the NFL. 

Since the “Head Trauma in the NFL” episode aired, the NFL’s direction toward handling concussion-related claims has changed dramatically as some of the most significant settlements in sports were recently reached this year. The "Larry King Now" episode is nominated alongside such industry leaders as CNN, CBS, American Public Television and PBS. 

“I am pleased to be part of the conversation that raised awareness for and aided in the process of this necessary change,” stated Larry King, who has previously received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy. “My goal has always been to discuss the topics that matter most, and this nomination proves that we are doing just that.”

Approaching its third season on July 21st, the format of “Larry King Now” stands apart from King’s previous talk shows.

"'Larry King Now' is more relaxed, at home format and it's a half hour instead of an hour," said Larry King. "I like that comfortable atmosphere. It's like talking to a guest in the living room of your own home.”

"Larry King Now" airs Monday - Thursday on and at 5 pm ET.