Larry King first started building his career as a radio broadcaster in Miami. He got his big break after one of the disc jockeys abruptly quit, and the station needed a quick fill-in. He soon started doing interview segments with locals and later started booking celebrity guests. That led to a meeting with TV legend Jackie Gleason and eventually, his own local television show and later, a job calling Miami Dolphins games. By the late 1970s, he had his own nationwide tak show, which once again, prioritized interviews with guests. He booked his most famous gig, Larry King Live, with CNN in 1985 and turned into a broadcast star.