Larry King

My favorite Larry King memory was New Year’s Eve, coming into 2000. King interviewed the Dalai Lama. Three things made it special.

1) Some sort of odd time delay between King’s studio and Dharmsala. King would bellow a question, and the Dalai Lama would give his big-nice-mutt smile until it came through.

2) The Dalai Lama’s rudimentary English (WFB once imitated it as “Me likee peace”).

3) King’s assumption that the Dalai Lama was a Moslem, until the little man in his ear piece corrected him.

Rob Long material, from beginning to end!

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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