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Tomorrow Broadcaster Larry Reigns as 'King for a Day'

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Break out the suspenders and the hard-hitting questions (with a little flirtation for kicks), because tomorrow is "Larry King Day" in Los Angeles. City Councilman Bernard C. Parks will present a resolution during the Council meeting on Friday to declare December 17th as such, in honor of King's farewell broadcast of Larry King Live on CNN tonight. As part of the City honor, King will be granted rule as "King for a Day," according to Parks' office.

King, 77, has been in broadcasting since 1957, when he first went on the air in Miami as a disc jockey. He began to work for CNN in 1985 on his show "Larry King Live," which has been broadcast from CNN's Los Angeles bureau since the mid-1990s. Two years ago the City Council honored King by naming the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue in Hollywood, adjacent to the CNN studio, as Larry King Square.

It is not clear just what royal decrees King will make tomorrow as part of his brief rule.