Recently Larry King
sat in for an "Ask Me Anything
" session on Reddit
, which in itself was a pretty cool event -- two notable brands, from very different generations and departments in "media," learning and working together.
It's fun to read through. King is super concise and truthful and direct -- basically, just as you may expect he'd be, and then even more so. You should really scroll through the whole discussion
But this part
especially caught my eye (in particular, the bit I've enlarged and bolded, as it's something I continually need to remind myself):
Q: How hard was/is it for you to be non-biased as a broadcaster?
A: Not hard at all. I was raised on professionalism. The people I admire the most in the business were the people who's opinions I did not know. Who had the ability to deliver material in an unbiased manner. I always left my ego at the door.
My number one motto [was] and still is "I never learned anything when I was talking."