In celebration of Larry King‘s 80th birthday today, the mediabistroTV crew took the train down to Washington, D.C. to ask the iconic talk show host to look back on his long career and tell us how he got his first big break.

The current host of “Larry King Now” on ora.tv gave us some sage advice about interviewing guests and had some inspiring words for those toiling away unnoticed. King told us “listening is as important as asking” during an interview and if you’re good at what you do, someone will notice.

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