"I work very hard. I'm very demanding. I'm in the trenches with the guys just like they are. Some chairmen or presidents sit up in some ivory tower, but I'm in the ditch with them. I understand the mudslinging. I understand the difficulties."
About This Interview
Roger King (1944-2007) was interviewed for one-and-a-half hours in Beverly Hills, CA. King talked about his early years in television, including his position as general manager of Fort Lauderdale station WKID. He discussed the founding of the family business, syndication company "King World," by his father Charles King, and his later association as an executive with the company. He talked about some of the first shows that "King World" syndicated and the transition to syndicating their own properties that started with the game show Wheel of Fortune. He detailed the continued success of the company with such popular programs as Jeopardy!, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Dr. Phil. Additionally, he talked about the merger between "King World" and CBS, and his subsequent role as CEO of CBS Enterprises. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on April 20, 2004.