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04.23.2014
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Memo Pad: Where Are They Now... Copy Cat... The Mirror Has Two Faces...

Rolling Stone's special 40th anniversary issue, on newsstands today, includes a package on the "artists and leaders who helped shape our time" of the past 40 years.

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THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES: The indestructable Larry King has made a career out of interviewing people whose books he hasn't read, policies he hasn't reviewed and movies he hasn't seen. On Wednesday, there was a party for him at the Four Seasons, where he was asked some Larry King questions.

WWD: So what's this party for, exactly?

Larry King: I've been on the air 50 years.

WWD: Wow. That's a long time. How old are you now?

L.K.: 73. I'm 73 years old.

WWD: And you still enjoy this talk show thing?

L.K.: I enjoy it every night. I still get the same kick.

WWD: And you're on how many nights a week now?

L.K.: Five. Five nights a week.

WWD: Five, wow. You recently had a health scare, right?

L.K.: I had a corroded artery.

WWD: And what do they do for that?

L.K.: They go into your neck and take the plaque out of your artery.

WWD: Now, you're known for being a very tough interviewer so I'm going to ask you a tough personal question. Is your wife here?

L.K.: She's right there.

WWD: And is she your first wife?

L.K.: No.

WWD: Here's another. What's your favorite question to ask people on your show?

L.K.: Why.

WWD: Why?

L.K.: It fits any subject, any answer. It always works. You could ask why all day long. — Jacob Bernstein

AWARDS TIME: The season of congratulation, self-administered and otherwise, is upon us. Time Inc.'s 9th annual Henry R. Luce Awards, judged mainly by retired managing editors, were unveiled Thursday by editor in chief John Huey.
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